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Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Cost and Aid

    Our counselors are often asked two major questions: One, how much does it cost? And two, how can I afford it? We are here to help you weigh the costs and benefits of this major investment and to show you how financial aid may make it affordable.

    Costs and Benefits of a South Carolina Degree

    USC has a lot of degree programs to choose from and each program is different. This means that the cost for each student may vary. But with the right tools, you can make the choice that brings you the best benefits.

    Did you know that you may qualify for a South Carolina Tuition Tax Credit? If you meet the qualifications, you may be able to claim up to $1,500 in a tuition tax credit.

    Being a Gamecock is about more than the cost. It is about the investment into your future you’ll take. You will gain lifelong friends, access to free academic tutoring services, and a wealth of opportunity to showcase your leadership skills.

    Estimate Your Cost to Attend

    We have pulled together a list of common expenses to help you estimate your costs. Where you are from and where you hope to live while in college can be a factor in your budget. For a better view of your situation, please use our Net Price Calculator.

    Manage Your Costs

    When you think about how to manage your costs, you should think about your financial plan and your educational goals. Start with completing the FAFSA and learn about your aid options. It is free and can be of great value.


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