Costs and Scholarships


includes fall and spring semesters only

Undergraduate: $44,406
Graduate: $38,362

Those requiring a student F1 I20 or J1 to study at Coastal Carolina University must submit evidence of financial resources greater than or equal to the total annual estimated cost of two semesters (fall and spring shown above). These resources can include personal funds, athletic or other scholarships, merit awards, or government sponsorships. 

2023-2024 TUITION and FEES*

Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition and Fees (Two semesters with 12 - 18 credit hours each): $29,628
Graduate Out-of-State Tuition and Fees (18 credit hours): $21,438

*Coastal Carolina University offers Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (PDF) reducing tuition to in-state tuition rates to students who are citizens or residents of countries or constituent countries that have special relationships with South Carolina and Coastal Carolina University.


Undergraduate $6,868 $4,550 $1,210 $4,150
Graduate $6,868 $4,550 $1,210 $4,296

** Living expenses are estimated on the basis of the academic year. Below is a breakdown of the expenses.

  • Housing: Room rates vary depending upon whether or not you live on-campus or off-campus and whether you live alone or share housing with others.
  • Meals: Food may be purchased at the University dining facilities, or you may choose to prepare your own food if you have cooking facilities.
  • Books: Books and educational supplies are estimated for the academic year. If you are attending summer school, book expenses will be higher.
  • Other living expenses: Estimated expenses include student health insurance, routine medical costs, clothing, laundry, recreation, and local transportation.

WHILE EVERY APPLICANT IS AUTOMATICALLY CONSIDERED FOR A MERIT AWARD, other scholarships are available through the Coastal Education Foundation that require a separate application. The timeline to apply is below along with a complete list of those available during each period.

Cycle One »

Application opens October 15
Deadline to apply is December 15 at 5pm
Students notified of results by March 1
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year (fall and spring).

Cycle Two »

Application opens January 15
Deadline to apply is March 15 at 5pm
Students notified of results by May 1  
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year (fall and spring).