The Board of Trustees at the College of Charleston in South Carolina recently voted for the approval of a tuition increase for the 2015-2015 year.
The increase is 3.25 percent higher than the previous year’s tuition rates, amounting to $10,900 for full-time undergraduate South Carolina students in the fall semester of 2015. For students who are full-time undergraduates but are out-of-state residents, their tuition costs will increase to $28,444.
“We are mindful of the impact rising tuition costs have on College of Charleston families and have worked hard to minimize the increase,” Chair of the Board of Trustees Greg Padgett said. “We continue to balance the need to maintain the quality and value of a College of Charleston degree with growing financial obligations that we are required to fund.”
For in-state graduate students attending the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, tuition has been raised to $11,990 each year. Out-of-state graduate students must now pay $31,288.
“The leadership of the College of Charleston is committed to making the college more affordable, accessible and inclusive,” Glenn F. McConnell, College of Charleston's president, said. “Although there has been a decline of state funding of higher education over the years, we remain committed to preparing students for jobs in a global economy. Today’s decision helps the college continue to invest in scholarships, distinctive academic programs, facilities and our student-focused community.”
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