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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,358
Out-of-state: $44,598
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,688
Out-of-state: $33,928
Room and Board
$10,670
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
USCFAID@sc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003448
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,851 (69.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,276 (65.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,170 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
983 (34.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$9,478
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,128 (33.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,950
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,308 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,480
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,805 (88.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,065 (32.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,444

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
16,678 (67.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
12,543 (75.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,224 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,135 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$12,025
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,411 (45.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,839
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,842 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,577
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 8,381 (68.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8,394 (35.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,548

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,169
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, USC Acc Grant,GGG, USC Oppor Grant USC Inst Grant
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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