Before You Apply - Coastal Carolina University
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Before You Apply

Coastal Carolina University has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements [NC-SARA]. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Through this arrangements, Coastal Carolina University is currently authorized to admit students for enrollment in online coursework from all of the United States, except for‌ the following state:  Massachusetts

1. Find your program

Coastal offers numerous undergraduate and graduate programs online, and new programs are constantly in development. Check back often for updates.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Coastal Carolina University offers students a variety of financial support options, including scholarships, grants, federal work-study, and need-based aid.Qualifying for financial aid is not difficult, and last year almost 65% of Coastal students received some sort of financial assistance. For comprehensive information about types of aid, student eligibility, and application procedures, please contact the Office of Financial Aid ( in Baxley Hall (Ph. 843-349-2313).

3. Determine your admission category

Prospective online students can generally be sorted into one or more of the following admission categories. Take the time now to figure out which category best identifies your application.

Freshman Admission  
Transfer Admission Graduate Studies Admission
Second Degree Admission Non-Degree Admission