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2023-2024 Tuition & Fees

Application and Other Admission Fees

Application Fee 

A non-refundable application fee is required of all students and must accompany each separate graduate or undergraduate application submitted.


Application for Readmitted Students and Teacher Cadets


Application Fee for International Students


Matriculation Fee

A non-refundable matriculation fee of $85 is assessed to all degree-seeking students on a one-time basis. This fee is also assessed again each time a student changes the degree sought. 


International Student Service Fee 

A service fee is required of all international students. 


Per Year


Tuition for Active-Duty Military Members

  Per Semester  Per Credit Hour 

Undergraduate Military Members

$3,000.00 $250.00

Tuition for Online Degree Programs

  Per Credit Hour 

RN to BSN Program (Both Resident and Non-Resident)


MBA Online (Both Resident and Non-Resident)


Academic Fees (Per Semester)

  Undergraduate Per Semester  Graduate Per Semester 

Full-Time, Resident

$5,199.00 $6,867.00

Full-Time, Non-resident

$10,428.00 $14,880.00

Part-Time, Resident (per hour)

$433.25 $572.25

Part-Time, Non-resident (per hour)

$869.00 $1,240.00

Part-Time, SC Certified Teacher (per credit), Resident


Part-Time, SC Certified Teacher (per credit), Non-resident


17 hours and above (additional charge per hour), Resident

$80.00 $80.00

17 hours and above (additional charge per hour), Non-resident

$208.00 $170.00

Other Required Fees (Per Semester) 

Technology Fee - Full-time



Technology fee - Part-time (per hour)

$13.00 $13.00

Public Safety (all students, includes parking permit)

$25.00 $25.00

Public Safety (summer, per term)

$8.00 $8.00

Notes: Full-time study is defined as 12 or more credits for undergraduate students and 6 or more credits for graduate students.

Graduate fees must be paid by graduate students whether the courses taken are graduate or undergraduate.

Students enrolled in courses at another USC campus will be required to pay the tuition and fees of that campus in addition to the USC Aiken tuition and fees for the USC Aiken courses.

Audit fee same as regular tuition.

Senior Citizens:  Legal residents of South Carolina who have attained the age of sixty (60) and meet admission and other standards deemed appropriate by the University may attend classes for credit or non-credit purposes on a space available basis at no tuition.  All other required fees will be charged.

Other Optional Fees (Per Semester)



Double Occupancy, per student


Single Occupancy, per student


Double as a Single Room



Unlimited Meals/Week + $100 Declining Balance



11 Meals/Week + $300 Declining Balance


6 Meals/Week + $600 Declining Balance 


Declining Balance (Juniors and Seniors Only)


Commuter Student- Meal Plan Block 30 (Plus $80 Declining Balance)


Commuter Student- Meal Plan Block 50 (Plus $125 Declining Balance)


Commuter Student- $75 Declining Balance


Pacer Card (cash alternative, per card)


 Other Fees

Carolina Card Replacement Fee



Bad Check (returned by bank for any reason)


Payment Plan Fee


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