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Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

Coastal Carolina University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Coastal Carolina University was $11,640 a year for in-state students and $28,490 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

International students can expect to pay 28,490 per year for tuition at Coastal Carolina University.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $11,640 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-South Carolina residents can expect to pay 28,490 per year for tuition.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Coastal Carolina University International Student Tuition

Coastal Carolina University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Coastal Carolina University usually pay around $28,490 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships.

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Coastal Carolina University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Coastal Carolina University.

House and Food Costs at Coastal Carolina University

Housing and campus dining at Coastal Carolina University costs $10,628 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Coastal Carolina University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Coastal Carolina University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways for students with financial need to get help covering these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Coastal Carolina University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area may be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Coastal Carolina University campus is located in a suburban setting in South Carolina.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Coastal Carolina University


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Coastal Carolina University.

Total Cost of Coastal Carolina University

What will the cost of attending Coastal Carolina University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $11,640
Out-of-State Tuition $28,490
Room and Board $10,628
Other expenses $3,994

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Financial Aid at Coastal Carolina University


The majority of Coastal Carolina University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 5,518 of the 9,790 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Coastal Carolina University meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,949 a year. Around 77% of Coastal Carolina University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Coastal Carolina University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,995 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $23,532
State Loans $7,045
Private Loans $43,738
Most Common Loans for Coastal Carolina University Students
Federal Loans 76%
State loans 5%
Private loans 24%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Coastal Carolina University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Coastal Carolina University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Coastal Carolina University awarded 2,823 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $16.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $23.95 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Coastal Carolina University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Coastal Carolina University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Coastal Carolina University was $11,949 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Coastal Carolina University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $4,368
Net In-state, Off-campus $1,695
Out-of-State, On-Campus $33,167

What will attending Coastal Carolina University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Coastal Carolina University's net cost calculator on their website.

Coastal Carolina University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Coastal Carolina University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Coastal Carolina University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,028

In State

$37,782

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$11,460
$27,214
Fees
$180
$180
Housing
$9,290
$9,290
Books
$1,098
$1,098

Coastal Carolina University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

33%

Average Financial Aid Package

$11,888

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,473

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,640

Out-of-State

$27,394

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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