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


In-state tuition and fees rose 8.8 percent for 2018-19 at the University of South Carolina-Sumter, 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 93 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. About 5 percent are residents of other states and 2 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 96 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 253 students received grants or scholarships totaling $1.7 million and 83 students took out student loans totaling more than $347,307.

Including all undergraduates (1,110), 836 students used grants or scholarships totaling $3.7 million, and 270 students took out $1.4 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
~1,032
$6,878
$6,702
$6,948
$7,558
9.9%
Out-of-state
~56
$16,598
$16,734
$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-Sumter 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
129
49%
$657,352
$5,096
State / local grant or scholarship
215
81%
$929,703
$4,324
Institutional grants or scholarships
94
35%
$112,081
$1,192
Grant or scholarship aid total
253
95%
$1,699,136
$6,716
Federal student loans
83
31%
$347,307
$4,184
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
83
31%
$347,307
$4,184
Total student aid
255
96%
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