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


Tuition and fees rose 2.8 percent for 2018-19 at Charleston Southern University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $25,540 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $700 more than the $24,840 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 636 students received grants or scholarships totaling $13 million and 460 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.7 million.

Including all undergraduates (3,414), 3,045 students used grants or scholarships totaling $49.3 million, and 2,362 students took out $19 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
~2,561
$23,440
$24,140
$24,840
$25,540
9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at 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
284
45%
$1,305,159
$4,596
State / local grant or scholarship
473
74%
$3,212,203
$6,791
Institutional grants or scholarships
636
100%
$8,482,957
$13,338
Grant or scholarship aid total
636
100%
$13,000,319
$20,441
Federal student loans
426
67%
$2,430,719
$5,706
Other student loans
34
5%
$317,527
$9,339
Student loan aid
460
72%
$2,748,246
$5,974
Total student aid
636
100%
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