Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 Tuition & Fees

**For a complete breakdown of current Tuition & Fees please click here: Fee Schedule - USC Aiken. (This will include all of the fees for the undergraduate, graduate and MBA programs)**

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, senior citizens, 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                                   $3,474.00

Active Duty Military (per hour)                  $289.50


New Online Degree Programs - Spring 2018

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

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




  Undergraduate Per Semester  Graduate Per Semester 

Full-Time, Resident

$5,082.00 $6,627.00

Full-Time, Non-resident

$10,182.00 $14,184.00

Part-Time, Resident (per hour)

$423.50 $552.25

Part-Time, Non-resident (per hour)

$848.50 $1,182.70

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



Technology Fee - Full-time



Technology fee - Part-time(per hour)

$12.00 $12.00

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.



  • Housing

Double Occupancy, per student


Single Occupancy, per student


Double as a Single Room



  • Meals

19 Meals/Week + $125 Declining Balance


15 Meals/Week + $125 Declining Balance


10 Meals/Week + $100 Declining Balance (Freshman not eligible)


$965 Declining Balance


$575 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 consisting of either 19, 15, or 10 meals per week.  Other students may choose from Meal Block 30, Meal Block 50, or declining balance.