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

In-state tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at University of South Carolina-Aiken, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at University of South Carolina-Aiken, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $10,502 to attend the four-year public institution this year $306 more than the $10,196 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 97.1 percent more than residents this year, or $20,702. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $20,102 in 2016-17.

About 85 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 11 percent are residents of other states and 4 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 93 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 526 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.52 million and 371 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.29 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,371 students used grants or scholarships totaling $13.79 million. Another 1,980 took out $14.34 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
~3,016
$9,602
$9,878
$10,196
$10,502
9.4%
Out-of-state
~390
$18,926
$19,472
$20,102
$20,702
9.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of South Carolina-Aiken 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
254
44%
$1,191,679
$4,692
State / local grant or scholarship
459
79%
$2,057,030
$4,482
Institutional grants or scholarships
126
22%
$266,909
$2,118
Grant or scholarship aid total
526
90%
$3,515,618
$6,684
Federal student loans
367
63%
$2,064,075
$5,624
Other student loans
23
4%
$225,970
$9,825
Student loan aid
371
64%
$2,290,045
$6,173
Total student aid
543
93%

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