UofSC announces plan for tuition freeze in 2022-23 school year

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) – The University of South Carolina announced its plan to freeze tuition systemwide for the 2022-23 academic year, making it the fourth year in a row the state’s flagship has held tuition at the same rate.

Interim President Harris Pastides said announcing tuition costs for the next academic year this fall instead of in June—when university budgets are typically finalized—will help students and families better plan for their future, according to a press release Friday.

“The global pandemic has led to prolonged budget uncertainty for many South Carolina families,” Pastides said in a statement. “I hope that we can give some comfort to both current and future students that we recognize these challenges and that our institution is committed to offering affordable degree programs.”

On the Columbia campus, undergraduate tuition will remain $6,344 for in-state resident students and $16,964 for non-resident students, although most students will pay less due to available need and merit-based scholarships. About half of UofSC students graduate with zero debt compared to about 30 percent nationally.

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