Jul 25, 2024  

Financial Information

Treasurer’s Office

Basic Fees, Expenses and Additional Charges


As a state-affiliated institution, the College of Charleston bases its fees in part on appropriations granted by the South Carolina General Assembly. Accordingly, the fees charged by the College will be directly affected by the action of the legislature and are therefore subject to change without notice.

Legal Residency for Tuition and Fee Purposes


Rules regarding the establishment of legal residence for tuition and fee purposes for institutions of higher education are governed by Title 59, Chapter 112 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended. The guidelines for residency determinations for fee and tuition purposes are governed by South Carolina Code of Laws and South Carolina Commission of Higher Education regulations.

Bill Due Date Policy


All fees are due and payable in full before or on the due date shown on the first bill for the semester. Cancellation of a student’s registration will occur if payment is not received on time.

Billing Procedures and Methods of Payment


Refund Policy

The College of Charleston refund policy governing pro-rata adjustments to student charges is located at http://treasurer.cofc.edu/tuition-and-fees/refund-policy.php. This policy is updated yearly and includes the dates that coincide the applicable percentage refunds to student charges based on the date of the change of enrollment. This policy applies to all students and all programs, whether one is in state or out of state, Undergraduate or Graduate. The same policies apply regardless of the mode of delivery of the course.