Cost of college went up for all students at Charleston Southern University


Tuition and fees rose 2.9 percent for 2017-18 at Charleston Southern University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $24,840 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $700 more than the $24,140 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 738 students received grants or scholarships totaling $14.99 million and 493 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.07 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,820 students used grants or scholarships totaling $44.72 million. Another 2,642 took out $18.15 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
~2,784
$22,840
$23,440
$24,140
$24,840
8.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Charleston Southern University 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
348
46%
$1,620,316
$4,656
State / local grant or scholarship
571
76%
$3,848,410
$6,740
Institutional grants or scholarships
735
98%
$9,521,044
$12,954
Grant or scholarship aid total
738
99%
$14,989,770
$20,311
Federal student loans
492
66%
$2,744,541
$5,578
Other student loans
33
4%
$329,239
$9,977
Student loan aid
493
66%
$3,073,780
$6,235
Total student aid
740
99%

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