Cost & Financial Aid

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A College of Charleston education is well within reach.

We know that paying for college is a major expense in most family budgets. That's why we’re here to help you understand the costs and show you how financial aid and scholarships can make it affordable. Let's break it down, together.

Understand Cost & Aid

Cost of Attendance

It's important to understand the cost of a College of Charleston education and how you can reduce your costs through financial aid and scholarships.
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FAFSA | Apply for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the official application for federal financial aid and your first step in the financial aid process.
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Scholarships are financial awards that do not have to be repaid and are usually given on the basis of academic merit, need or a special talent.
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Grants are need-based, financial-assistance awards that generally do not need to be repaid.
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Student Loans

Loans are borrowed funds that have to be repaid with interest.
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Other Types of Financial Aid

More financial aid sources are available to students and families, including work-study programs, tax credits and college savings programs.
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Military & Veterans

VA Education Benefits and the GI Bill® help veterans, service members and their qualified family members pay for college expenses.
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Financial Aid Help

The College of Charleston is always ready to offer the resources, staff and assistance you need to help simplify the financial aid process.
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Pay Your Bill

Be sure to stay on schedule with your tuition and fee payments.
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Financial Aid Forms

Download financial aid forms including summer school application, verification, loan changes, scholarship consideration and satisfactory progress.
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Consumer Information

Access relevant College of Charleston consumer information in compliance with the Higher Education Act.
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