2018-2019 Tuition & Fees

Application Fee     $45.00

A one-time, non-refundable application fee is required of all students and must accompany the graduate or undergraduate application.

Readmitted Students     $10.00

An application fee of $10.00 is required for readmitted students, and teacher cadets.

International Student Application Fee    $100.00

Matriculation Fee     $85.00

A one-time fee for orientation, assessment, and placement testing or new undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students.


International Student Fee    $300.00

A one-time fee upon admission.

Reinstatement Fee (per occurrence)       $75.00

Active Duty Military                                   $3,579.00

Active Duty Military (per hour)                 $298.25


Online Degree Programs 

RN to BSN Program (Resident & Non-Resident)   $306.00 per credit hour

MBA-Online (Resident & Non-Resident)                $450.00 per credit hour



Academic Fees (Per Semester)

    Undergraduate Per Semester  Graduate Per Semester 

Full-Time, Resident

  $5,199.00 $6,825.00

Full-Time, Non-resident

  $10,428.00 $14,598.00

Part-Time, Resident (per hour)

  $433.25 $568.75

Part-Time, Non-resident (per hour)

  $869.00 $1,216.50

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: 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)
  • Housing

Double Occupancy, per student


Single Occupancy, per student


Double as a Single Room



  • Meals

Unlimited Meals/Week + $100 Declining Balance


11 Meals/Week + $300 Declining Balance


6 Meals/Week + $600 Declining Balance 


$725 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)


Pacer Card (cash alternative, per card)


Carolina Card Fee



  • Other Fees

Bad Check (returned by bank for any reason)


Payment Plan Fee


Official Transcript



Notes: All students living on campus will be required to purchase a meal plan of either unlimited meals/week, 11 meals/week, 6 meals/week or declining balance. Declining balance is only available to Junior or Seniors.  Other students may choose from Meal Block 30, Meal Block 50, or declining balance.