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

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.1 percent for 2017-18 at South Carolina State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.1 percent for 2017-18 at South Carolina State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $10,740 to attend the four-year public institution this year $320 more than the $10,420 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 96.6 percent more than residents this year, or $21,120. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $20,500 in 2016-17.

About 82 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 18 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 443 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.75 million and 410 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.82 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,033 students used grants or scholarships totaling $19.47 million. Another 1,846 took out $14.16 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
~2,382
$10,007
$10,088
$10,420
$10,740
7.3%
Out-of-state
~523
$19,856
$19,856
$20,500
$21,120
6.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the South Carolina State 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
403
82%
$2,127,094
$5,278
State / local grant or scholarship
195
40%
$669,411
$3,433
Institutional grants or scholarships
102
21%
$949,328
$9,307
Grant or scholarship aid total
443
90%
$3,745,833
$8,456
Federal student loans
408
83%
$2,696,224
$6,608
Other student loans
8
2%
$121,901
$15,238
Student loan aid
410
84%
$2,818,125
$6,873
Total student aid
466
95%

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