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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$33,912
Tuition and Fees
$19,890
Room and Board
$7,900
Books and Supplies
$1,258
Other Expenses
$4,714
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003430
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
240 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
199 (82.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
199 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
142 (71.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$21,723
Need-Based Gift
Received by 195 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,309
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 141 (70.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,015
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 131 (65.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
52 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,656

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
794 (88.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
698 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
695 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
310 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$20,052
Need-Based Gift
Received by 669 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,495
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 548 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,455
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 262 (37.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
152 (17.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,775

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,333
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
9.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
South Carolina Teacher Loans, United Methodist Student Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
736
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Number of Awards
108
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
199
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
22
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000

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