Cost of college went up for all students at Presbyterian College


Tuition and fees rose 2.2 percent for 2018-19 at Presbyterian College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina students paid $38,660 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $818 more than the $37,842 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, 276 students received grants or scholarships totaling $8.9 million and 161 students took out student loans totaling more than $1 million.

Including all undergraduates (1,330), 947 students used grants or scholarships totaling $30.2 million, and 495 students took out $3.4 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
~958
$36,130
$37,142
$37,842
$38,660
7%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Presbyterian College 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
97
35%
$494,812
$5,101
State / local grant or scholarship
191
69%
$1,368,951
$7,167
Institutional grants or scholarships
275
100%
$6,989,469
$25,416
Grant or scholarship aid total
276
100%
$8,853,232
$32,077
Federal student loans
146
53%
$891,231
$6,104
Other student loans
15
5%
$155,161
$10,344
Student loan aid
161
58%
$1,046,392
$6,499
Total student aid
276
100%
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