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


In-state tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent for 2017-18 at University of South Carolina-Upstate, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $11,520 to attend the four-year public institution this year $330 more than the $11,190 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 98.3 percent more than residents this year, or $22,848. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $22,188 in 2016-17.

About 91 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 7 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 98 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 756 students received grants or scholarships totaling $5.75 million and 580 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.72 million.

Including all undergraduates, 3,881 students used grants or scholarships totaling $25.06 million. Another 3,662 took out $27.15 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
~5,297
$10,518
$10,818
$11,190
$11,520
9.5%
Out-of-state
~407
$20,868
$21,468
$22,188
$22,848
9.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of South Carolina-Upstate 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
452
57%
$2,170,553
$4,802
State / local grant or scholarship
677
85%
$2,995,307
$4,424
Institutional grants or scholarships
149
19%
$582,580
$3,910
Grant or scholarship aid total
756
95%
$5,748,440
$7,604
Federal student loans
578
72%
$3,430,163
$5,935
Other student loans
37
5%
$287,701
$7,776
Student loan aid
580
73%
$3,717,864
$6,410
Total student aid
780
98%

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