Cost of college went up for all students at College of Charleston

In-state tuition and fees rose 5.2 percent for 2017-18 at College of Charleston, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 5.2 percent for 2017-18 at College of Charleston, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $12,422 to attend the four-year public institution this year $617 more than the $11,805 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 148 percent more than residents this year, or $30,810. Their price tag grew 2.8 percent from $29,963 in 2016-17.

About 58 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 41 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 80 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,554 students received grants or scholarships totaling $14.29 million and 998 students took out student loans totaling more than $7.14 million.

Including all undergraduates, 5,768 students used grants or scholarships totaling $54.23 million. Another 4,284 took out $29.26 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
~6,551
$10,981
$11,322
$11,805
$12,422
13.1%
Out-of-state
~4,631
$27,971
$28,866
$29,963
$30,810
10.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the College of Charleston 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
542
24%
$2,565,395
$4,733
State / local grant or scholarship
1,247
56%
$6,278,829
$5,035
Institutional grants or scholarships
869
39%
$5,446,496
$6,268
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,554
70%
$14,290,720
$9,196
Federal student loans
965
43%
$5,404,674
$5,601
Other student loans
103
5%
$1,732,216
$16,818
Student loan aid
998
45%
$7,136,890
$7,151
Total student aid
1,776
80%

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