Information for Parents & Families

We're in this together.

We're here to support you as you support your child's journey to college. It's a relationship, a community and a trust that lasts long after graduation day. There's no greater honor than welcoming your student into the College of Charleston.

The College of Charleston Difference


The College of Charleston is a superior public university with personality to spare. Nationally recognized as one of the nation's top universities for quality education, affordability and student life, the College offers approximately 150 majors and minors, a top-tier Honors College and a renowned Graduate School. Explore our academic programs with your student and take the first step to becoming part of the Cougar family.

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Take a step back in history and into the future with a visit to campus. Located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District, the College of Charleston combines natural beauty with economic opportunity due to its proximity to the city's burgeoning tech community and breathtaking historic architecture. Schedule a campus tour and experience Charleston.

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Financial Aid

The College of Charleston is dedicated to making a superior education attainable. We're proud to work hand in hand with families to help them navigate the entire financial aid process

As you begin to budget for the cost of college, it's important to know there are federal, state, local and institutional sources available to assist meeting those expenses. The Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs administers scholarships, grants, loans, work study and veterans benefits.

Visit Cost and Aid for important deadlines and financial aid information.