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Program Fees & Financial Aid

Explanation of Fees and Expenses

  • Sand Shark Scholars Program fee: The program fee covers academic success programs, orientation, campus recreation, admission to athletic events and student activities provided by USC Beaufort, as well as program administration, faculty, and facilities costs.
  • USC Beaufort Residential fees: Residential fees includes on-campus housing and meal plan. The fee for housing includes a private bedroom and shared bath in a furnished, four-bedroom apartment as well as utilities, cable and Internet service.
  • USC Salkehatchie tuition and fees: USC Salkehatchie tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year will be set in early summer. USC Salkehatchie tuition and fees vary based on residency classification and the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled.

Sand Shark Scholars Program Fees Estimate

  Fall 2016 Spring 2017

Scholars Program Fee

$1,000

$1,000

Deposit*

$300

 

Housing Fees**

$3,500

$3,500

Meal Plan (17-Meals per week)**

$1,300

$1,300

USC Salkehatchie Tuition and Fees**

$3,351 (In-state)
$8,367 (Out of state)

$3,351 (In-state)
$8,367 (Out of state)

*Fall semester fees include one-time application and enrollment fees. Advance deposit of $300 will be required for fall. The advanced deposit will be deducted from the Fall Semester Program Fee.

**Based on the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 rates and subject to change for 2017-2018 academic year and pending Board of Trustees approval.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in Sand Shark Scholars will have their financial aid administered by Student Financial Services at USC Salkehatchie. Sand Shark Scholars students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15. Please note the code for USC Salkehatchie is 003454.

Visit or contact USC Salkehatchie Financial Aid for additional information about student financial assistance.

Students who qualify for any state aid program, including the SC LIFE Scholarship and Lottery Tuition Assistance or SC need-based grants, are eligible for the award as a Sand Shark Scholars student. Please consult the Commission on Higher Education's website at http://www.che.sc.gov for specific rules outlining state financial aid program requirements.


Students who complete their first year in our program with 30 credits and a 3.0 GPA or higher can qualify for SC Life Scholarship as sophomores at USC Beaufort

Information about the SC Life Scholarship

Information about the SC Hope Scholarship