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


In-state tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2018-19 at South Carolina State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $11,060 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $320 more than the $10,740 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 96.7 percent more than residents this year, or $21,750. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $21,120 in 2017-18.

About 83 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 16 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 94 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 504 students received grants or scholarships totaling $4.6 million and 452 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.1 million.

Including all undergraduates (3,022), 2,081 students used grants or scholarships totaling $18.7 million, and 1,911 students took out $14.4 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~2,508
$10,088
$10,420
$10,740
$11,060
9.6%
Out-of-state
~484
$19,856
$20,500
$21,120
$21,750
9.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at 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
451
80%
$2,379,682
$5,276
State / local grant or scholarship
330
59%
$1,101,549
$3,338
Institutional grants or scholarships
104
19%
$1,075,480
$10,341
Grant or scholarship aid total
504
90%
$4,556,711
$9,041
Federal student loans
449
80%
$2,951,096
$6,573
Other student loans
13
2%
$189,508
$14,578
Student loan aid
452
81%
$3,140,604
$6,948
Total student aid
530
94%
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