Cost of college went up for all students at University of South Carolina-Sumter


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.7 percent for 2017-18 at University of South Carolina-Sumter, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $6,948 to attend the two-year public institution this year $246 more than the $6,702 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 149.4 percent more than residents this year, or $17,328. Their price tag grew 3.5 percent from $16,734 in 2016-17.

About 95 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 5 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 181 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.2 million and 65 students took out student loans totaling more than $270,472.

Including all undergraduates, 729 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.4 million. Another 310 took out $1.75 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~764
$6,686
$6,878
$6,702
$6,948
3.9%
Out-of-state
~40
$16,130
$16,598
$16,734
$17,328
7.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of South Carolina-Sumter in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
86
47%
$394,424
$4,586
State / local grant or scholarship
164
89%
$739,274
$4,508
Institutional grants or scholarships
65
35%
$70,948
$1,092
Grant or scholarship aid total
181
98%
$1,204,646
$6,656
Federal student loans
65
35%
$270,472
$4,161
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
Student loan aid
65
35%
$270,472
$4,161
Total student aid
181
98%

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