The College of Charleston Board of Trustees voted on June 14, 2021, to hold constant for a second year the total cost of attendance for South Carolina students and to increase the total cost of attendance for out-of-state students by 2.5% for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Beginning fall semester 2021, full-time undergraduate students from South Carolina will pay $6,259 per semester. Out-of-state, full-time undergraduate students will pay $16,989 per semester. Students from South Carolina in the Graduate School (the University of Charleston, S.C.) will pay $6,885 per semester, and out-of-state graduate students will pay $18,688 per semester.

The increase in tuition for out-of-state undergraduate students amounts to 3.44% percent or 2.5% when spread across the total cost of attendance.

“I am pleased that we were able to approve a budget coming out of the pandemic that did not require an increase of tuition for South Carolina students and their families, and only a very modest increase for our out-of-state students and their families,” says Board of Trustees Chair David Hay81. “Affordability has been and will continue to be a point of pride for this great public university.”

College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu adds, “The Board of Trustees and my administration remain committed to making a College of Charleston education both attainable and affordable to the students of our state as well as those around the country and the world. This approved budget for the next academic year will allow our faculty and staff to continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience as well as to make key investments in our strategic plan – with strategies geared to address student success, academic distinction and employee success for years to come.”