University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken is a public school located in Aiken, SC

Average Annual Tuition at University of South Carolina Aiken

The latest data we have for University of South Carolina Aiken's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average South Carolina schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition Median Debt Avgerate Net Cost
University of South Carolina Aiken $10,760 $21,218 $25,250 $14,969
SC Average $11,977 $26,331 $24,084 $16,944

As you can see, annual costs at University of South Carolina Aiken have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.

Actual Costs      Projected Costs

Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.

These rising costs are hitting closer to home in South Carolina as well. South Carolina's' higher education costs rose by 28.1% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 36th highest state.

University of South Carolina Aiken Financial Assistance

55% of students enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view University of South Carolina Aiken's student aid calculator here.

Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs

One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.

South Carolina has two Future Scholar 529 savings plans. The direct-sold plan is available only to South Carolina residents while the advisor-sold plan is sold nationally. The state’s prepaid tuition program is no longer accepting new enrollment.

State Plan Name:Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan
Minimum Contribution:$0
Maximum Contribution:Contributions are restricted by beneficiary, so you can contribute to multiple people, but the maximum to a single beneficiary, across all of their 529 accounts, cannot be more than $500,000.
Fees:Vary by portfolio, but there are no account or program management fees

South Carolina School Statistics

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There are 12 other accredited public schools located in the state of South Carolina. You can view all SC schools here.