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College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $29,565
Out-of-state: $47,953
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,318
Out-of-state: $30,706
Room and Board
$12,048
Books and Supplies
$1,211
Other Expenses
$3,988
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinancialaid@cofc.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 1
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003428
Free

PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,840 (78.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,308 (71.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,242 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met232 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met53%
Average Award$13,421
Need-Based Gift
Received by 908 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,775
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 914 (73.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,994
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 972 (78.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift548 (23.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,982
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants6,219 (65.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need4,786 (77.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid4,578 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met773 (16.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met54%
Average Award$13,505
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,223 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,609
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,621 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,587
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,274 (49.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,794 (18.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,630
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
48%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$26,203
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
4.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.49 3.87 580 610 25
Low 2.00 2.75 390 410 16
High 4.00 4.98 750 750 34
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