Tuition and Fees 2022/23

Tuition and fees apply to all classes, regardless of delivery method (in person, online or hybrid) unless otherwise stated.  All tuition and fees are approved by the Board of Trustees and no other fees are charged to students for classes they are enrolled unless posted to the list below.

Summer 2023 Tuition Rates


                                                                      Undergraduate Graduate
Laboratory Fees
                       Biology $75 $75
                       Chemistry $125 $125
                       Geology $75 $75
                       Physics $75 $75
                       Astronomy $75 $75
Computer Science Lab Fee $60 $60
Language Lab Fee $35 $35
Applied Music Fee                  
                       ½ Hour Course $225 $225
                       1 Hour Course $450 $450
Studio Arts Fees (“Arts” Courses) $75 $75
Psychology Lab Fee $75 $75
PEAC Course Fee $30 $30
ATEP Course Fee $65 $65
EXCS Course Fee $90 $90
PEAC Women's Self Defense $108 $108
PEAC Surfing $60 $60
Science and Math Fee for Teachers $50 $50
Photography Course Fee $75 $75
Anthropology Course Fee (ANTH 493) $15 per credit $15 per credit
Anthropology Course Fee (ANTH 336) $50 $50
Ice Skating Fee $285 $285
PE/Health 202 Lab Activities $125 $125
Outdoor Education $300 $300
Sailing Fee $300 $300
Golf Fee $45 $45
Scuba Fee $85 $85
Standup Paddleboarding $240 $240
Coastal Kayaking $300 $300
School of Business Fee (300 and 400 Level Classes) $75 per credit $75 per credit
School of Science and Math Fee (300 and 400 Level Classes) $50 per credit $50 per credit
                                                                      Undergraduate Graduate
Application Fee – Electronic $60 $60
Application Fee – Paper $60 $90
Orientation Fee $133
Graduate Matriculation Fee $45
Convocation Fee $15                        
Graduation Fee $25 $25
Bridge Program Fee $1,450
Graduation Application Late Fee $25 $25

Transcript Fee

$12 $12
Transcript Fee- Electronic $10 $10
Duplicate Diploma Fee $8 $8
Additional Fee for Fax $5 $5
Math Placement Fee $25
Contract Courses      $140
Out of State Differential       $200
Special Project Contract Courses                                                    
                       3 Hour Course        $150
                       Out of State Differential        $240
                       2 Hour Course          $100
                       Out of State Differential           $160
                       1 Hour Course         $50
                       Out of State Differential          $80
Study Abroad Fee  $150 $150
Teachers Cadet Fee (High School) $150 $150                      
Audit Fee (Per Credit Hour)

$522 resident

$1,473 non resident

$574 resident

$1,620 non resident

High School Dual Enrollment (Per Course) $450
Summer School Drop Fee (Per Course) $250 $250
Senior Citizens Registration $50 $50
Duplicate ID $20 $20
Payment Plan Fee $40 $40
Returned Check Fee $30 $30
Late Payment Fee 3.75% 3.75%
MBA Program Fee        $10,200
Reach General Program Fee  $14,800     

Counseling-Non-Cancellation Fee  (Per Appointment)

$25 $25

 Per Academic Year

The maximum undergraduate part-time and graduate fees per student per semester will not exceed the total academic and general fees for full-time students.

Persons 60 years old or older may qualify for free tuition but will pay a nominal fee and course fees.

*SC resident: Students shall be considered residents of South Carolina if they or their parents are legal residents of the state in accordance with legislation of the South Carolina General Assembly. Contact the Legal Residency Office for information and applications. Military persons on active duty stationed in South Carolina and their dependents may be eligible to pay instate fees, but must be approved by the Legal Residency Office.

Cougar Cards

The Cougar Card is the official College of Charleston ID for all students, faculty and staff; it’s your key to campus events, facilities and services. Use it to access your meal plan, Dining Dollars and Cougar Cash (our on-campus debit system). Use it for free admission to all CofC sporting events and for free rides with CARTA. And use it as your CofC library card! Your first Cougar Card is free. 

Deposit funds to Cougar Cash or Dining Dollars online using the eBill system and funds will be available within two hours. You may also deposit funds in person at Campus Services HQ at 162 Calhoun St. and funds will be available immediately. Please go to the Campus Services website to learn more about using Cougar Cash.  

Report lost or stolen cards immediately to Campus Services HQ, 843.953.1100 or, after regular business hours, to Public Safety, 843.953.5609. 

NOTE: The College is prohibited by law from performing bank services and therefore cannot make full or partial refunds of discretionary accounts to students still enrolled in school.

Auditing Courses

Persons wishing to audit regular academic courses at the college must pay any special courses fees and full per-credit-hour costs.