Tuition & Scholarships

The College of Charleston is a state-affiliated institution which means tuition rates differ for resident and non-resident students. While our academic fees are less than those of many other institutions in the state and across the nation, we recognize that the cost of attending college in the US is a significant expense in the family budget.

Here’s what you need to know about international scholarships:

  • All scholarships are renewable up to four years (8 semesters).
  • Students are encouraged to apply early.
  • College of Charleston cannot offer international students need-based financial aid. However, we do award the following scholarships to international students.

$5,000 per year.

The International Ambassador Scholarship is awarded to admitted international students (intended F-1 visa holders).

Institutional scholarships are merit-based awards and do not require a separate application.

Priority Deadline: November 1

Learn more about Departmental Scholarships.

Priority deadline for Honors College application is November 1 for optimal scholarship consideration.  Regular notification deadline for Honors College is February 15. Learn more about Honors College Scholarships.

The College of Charleston offers resident (in-state) tuition to students participating in the International Sister-State agreement program. The in-state tuition offer for eligible students is applicable to all of our Bachelor and Master’s degree programs. Citizens of the following are eligible for resident (in-state) tuition for the current academic year:

  • Rheinland Pfalz, Germany
  • Thüringen, Germany
  • Brandenburg, Germany
  • Queensland, Australia
  • Taiwan

The Sister-State agreement program was established through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the above locations and is offered at-will by the College of Charleston. Applicants must be admitted to an academic degree program at the College of Charleston and must demonstrate citizenship from one of the five Sister-State agreement locations with a valid passport. Resident (in-state) tuition is applicable throughout all years of study in an academic program.

For current tuition rates, visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for more information.

For any questions about the Sister-State Agreement Program, contact