Cost of college went up for all students at the University of South Carolina-Union


In-state tuition and fees rose 8.8 percent for 2018-19 at the University of South Carolina-Union, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $7,558 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $610 more than the $6,948 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 141.3 percent more than residents this year, or $18,238. Their price tag grew 5.3 percent from $17,328 in 2017-18.

About 94 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 5 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 176 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.3 million and 102 students took out student loans totaling more than $516,722.

Including all undergraduates (1,093), 845 students used grants or scholarships totaling $2.6 million, and 154 students took out $793,750 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
~1,027
$6,878
$6,702
$6,948
$7,558
9.9%
Out-of-state
~55
$16,598
$16,606
$17,328
$18,238
9.9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the University of South Carolina-Union 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
117
65%
$549,727
$4,699
State / local grant or scholarship
167
93%
$649,574
$3,890
Institutional grants or scholarships
57
32%
$59,099
$1,037
Grant or scholarship aid total
176
98%
$1,258,400
$7,150
Federal student loans
102
57%
$516,722
$5,066
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
102
57%
$516,722
$5,066
Total student aid
177
99%
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