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It's important that you and your family plan your finances carefully as you prepare for college.

Costs of Attendance

To get an idea of the costs of attending the College of Charleston, view our current tuition and fees. Our Net Price Calculator allows you to estimate the typical expenses as a full time undergraduate student at the College of Charleston. The budget calculator will be useful to all other students.

Learning about Financial Aid

Financial Aid at the College of Charleston Video

The U.S. Department of Education's federal student aid information website is a great way for students and their families to educate themselves about the financial aid process.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The first step for anyone seeking financial aid at the College of Charleston is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the application as early as October 1 in the year prior to your enrollment. Even if you don't think you qualify for financial aid, we encourage you to submit a FAFSA. If you are an entering freshman please refer to the Timeline for Freshman.

Office of Financial Assistance and Veteran Affairs

Our financial aid office can answer questions you have about financing your College of Charleston education. Please visit our financial aid website for detailed information on the following:

It's also important that you look into private, local and national scholarships. You can find some suggestions on where to look for these types of scholarships here.