USC Plans Smaller Tuition Hike
Next school year, parents and students will a 3.15 percent increase.
An increase is an increase, but tuition for students at USC next school year will be smaller than in years past.
Parents and students will see tuition at the school increase 3.15 percent next school year for in-state students; that's the smallest increase since 1999.
Students will pay $320 more for a total of $10,488 when mandatory fees for technology and student activities are included, according to The State.
Out-of-state students will see a slightly higher increase of 4.9 percent.
Students will pay $320 more for a total of $10,488 when mandatory fees for technology and student activities are included.
USC President Harris Pastides told the newspaper that USC could hold off bigger tuition hikes if the General Assembly approves a performance-based funding plan that would give USC additional money because it meets state guidelines for fiscal responsibility and educating more South Carolinians.
“We are holding the dam. We can hold it this way this year,” Pastides told the paper. “If next year there is some hope of real reform, we would love nothing more than to be able to have tuition increases this low or lower.”