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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition—South Carolina Residents
    (1) Full-time students (12 to 16 credit hours)—$4,874 per semester, $80 per credit hour for each hour above 16 hours
    (2) Part-time students—$408 per semester hour
    (3) Summer School students—$294 per semester hour
 
  • Tuition—Non-South Carolina Residents
    (1) Full-time students (12 hours or more)—$9,888 per semester, $208 per credit hour for each hour above 16 hours
    (2) Part-time students—$824 per semester hour
    (3) Summer School students—$598 per semester hour
 
  • Matriculation Fee (one-time enrollment fee for degree-seeking students)— $75 
 
  • Technology Fee (promotes the development of state-of-the-art computer labs and classrooms)
    (1) Full-time students (12 hours or more)—$140 per semester
    (2) Part-time and summer school students—$9 per credit hour
 
  • Health Fee (provides confidential individualized quality health care including urgent care, vaccinations, limited lab services, self-care medication and health education)
    (1) Full-time students (12 hours or more)—$50 per semester
    (2) Part-time and summer school students—$5 per credit hour 
 
  • Security Fee (supports security, traffic control, lighting, and sidewalk/parking lot construction and repair)
    (1) $35 per semester
    (2) $12 per summer session
 
  • Applied Music Fee (required for students enrolled in private music instruction) provides twelve one-half hour lessons in voice, piano, saxophone, trumpet, bass, guitar, trombone or drums
    (1) Applied Music courses are assessed per course ($375) and will not be linked to the 12 hour maximum rate
 

Other Fees:  

  • Nursing Course Fee
    $40 per credit hour
  • Upper Level Business and Economics Course Fee
    $45 per course
  • Clinical/Practicum Course Fee
    $100 per course
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Lab Fee
    $80 per course
  • Visual Arts Studio/Lab Course Fee
    $60 per course
  • Research Methods for Psychology Course Fee
    $80 per course
  • Housing Application Fee
    $45 (non-refundable)
  • Housing Advance Room Payment
    $100 (refundable)

Books:
The cost of books ranges from $400 to $600 per semester depending upon major. The bookstore is located in the Health Education Complex. For more information, call the bookstore at 864-503-5167.

Housing:
The Villas, a university-owned apartment community located in the midst of the campus and operated exclusively for USC Upstate students, offers furnished two-bedroom apartments. Housing is limited. Early application and admission to the University are strongly recommended. For more information, call The Villas at 864-503-5422.

The cost for residents of The Villas is $2,040 for a double room and $2,958 for a single room per student per semester. Villas residents are required to purchase a meal plan.

Palmetto House, a 105,000-square-foot traditional-style complex, can house 350 upperclassmen students. Palmetto House features single and double rooms with full bathrooms and communal living spaces, common rooms for studying and socializing, and and on-site computer lab. All of the standard amenities are provided including basic electricity, local phone service utilizing the newest technology in Internet phones, basic cable, access to the University's high speed Internet service, water service, garbage collection, laundry facilities, parking lot security cameras, emergency phones and well-illuminated parking lots. A card entry system is used to provide controlled access to the building's lobby, your floor and suite. In addition, the entire complex is outfitted with a sprinkler system. Handicap-accessible units are also available.

Magnolia House, a 105,000-square-foot traditional-style complex, can house 350 freshman students. It offers many of the same features and amenities as Palmetto House, including single and double rooms with full bathrooms and communal living spaces, and common rooms for studying and socializing. All of the standard amenities are provided including basic electricity, local phone service utilizing the newest technology in Internet phones, basic cable, access to the University's high speed Internet service, water service, garbage collection, laundry facilities, parking lot security cameras, emergency phones and well-illuminated parking lots. A card entry system is used to provide controlled access to the building's lobby, your floor and suite. In addition, the entire complex is outfitted with a sprinkler system. Handicap-accessible units are also available.

The cost for Palmetto House or Magnolia House residents is $2,295 for a double room and $2,754 for a single room. Residents are required to purchase a meal plan.

Contact Mandy Whitten, Director of Housing and Residential Life for more information.

Housing Application fee and advance room deposit is $145 for Palmetto House, Magnolia House, and the Villas.

Meals:
Dining services, located in the Sansbury Campus Life Center, features a spacious dining hall and offers convenient access to a wide variety of menu selections and offerings including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Students planning to live in Palmetto House, the Villas, or Magnolia House are required to purchase a meal plan. All non-residential students are required to purchase the $50 Spartan Points meal plan. All campus restaurants accept cash, credit cards, Spartan Points and Carolina Cash. For more information, call 864-503-5900 or visit the campus dining website at www.uscupstatedining.com.

Fee Payment
USC Upstate tuition and fee payment should be conducted through the VIP system through Summer II. Beginning in Fall 2013, you will be able to pay your bill and manage your student account on Self Service Carolina. Bills are not mailed.

*Subject to change as approved by USC Board of Trustees.

Additional Information
Undergraduate Fees
Graduate Fees
Critical Payment Dates
Tuition Payment Plan
Check Acceptance Policy
Tuition Appeal Form
Withdrawal and Refund
Go Army Tuition Assistance 
Federal Perkins Loan 
Verification of Military Service Form

Contact Us
Student Account Services
(Cashier's Office)
800 University Way
Health Education Complex (HEC)
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5326
Fax: 864-503-5334
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