Tuition is straightforward at SMC!

All you need to know in order to understand the cost to attend SMC are these four terms:

1. Sticker Price: What you’ll find quoted on the website and on admissions materials.
2. Real Price: Sticker Price minus free money (from scholarships, grants, federal work-study, etc.).
3. Your Share: What you or your family has to pay up front at the time you enroll at SMC.
4. Cost: What you’ll owe when you graduate (loans that must be repaid after graduation).

In-State Student Costs

Click the tab below that best matches your or your family’s income. The information below is for estimating purposes and represents the cost to attend SMC for one year.

$0-$25K

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*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

IMPORTANT: Your Share, Real Price and Cost are what a typical student pays within each Family Income range for one year of enrollment at SMC. All numbers provided are for estimating purposes only. Your Share and Cost are determined by several different factors, including how many children in your household are currently college-eligible.

$25K-$39K

To39K

*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

IMPORTANT: Your Share, Real Price and Cost are what a typical student pays within each Family Income range for one year of enrollment at SMC. All numbers provided are for estimating purposes only. Your Share and Cost are determined by several different factors, including how many children in your household are currently college-eligible.

$40-$59K

To59K

*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

IMPORTANT: Your Share, Real Price and Cost are what a typical student pays within each Family Income range for one year of enrollment at SMC. All numbers provided are for estimating purposes only. Your Share and Cost are determined by several different factors, including how many children in your household are currently college-eligible.

$60K-$65K

*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

IMPORTANT: Your Share, Real Price and Cost are what a typical student pays within each Family Income range for one year of enrollment at SMC. All numbers provided are for estimating purposes only. Your Share and Cost are determined by several different factors, including how many children in your household are currently college-eligible.

$66K-$100K

To100K

*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

IMPORTANT: Your Share, Real Price and Cost are what a typical student pays within each Family Income range for one year of enrollment at SMC. All numbers provided are for estimating purposes only. Your Share and Cost are determined by several different factors, including how many children in your household are currently college-eligible.

$101K-$149K

To149K

*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

IMPORTANT: Your Share, Real Price and Cost are what a typical student pays within each Family Income range for one year of enrollment at SMC. All numbers provided are for estimating purposes only. Your Share and Cost are determined by several different factors, including how many children in your household are currently college-eligible.

$150K&Up

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*Must be a South Carolina Resident and file a FAFSA by June 30, 2017.

**Must be a South Carolina resident and graduate from a SC High school with a 3.0 GPA or higher based on SC Uniform Grading Policy.

IMPORTANT: Your Share, Real Price and Cost are what a typical student pays within each Family Income range for one year of enrollment at SMC. All numbers provided are for estimating purposes only. Your Share and Cost are determined by several different factors, including how many children in your household are currently college-eligible.

Out-of-State Student Costs

Sample Costs for Out-Of-State Students

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*FINE PRINT: All amounts shown are for estimation purposes only and represent the cost to attend and live on SMC’s campus for one year.

Pell grant awards are determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

SMC offers merit scholarships ranging in value from $4,500 to $8,500. Scholarships have varying requirements. Students are automatically considered for scholarships during the application process (no separate scholarship application is required).

The value of an SMC need scholarship may increase or decrease depending on an applicant’s specific financial situation.

The best way to estimate your cost to attend SMC is to complete the FAFSA4caster, a simple online tool. Use your or your family’s federal income tax information to which merit or other scholarships/aid you may qualify for based on your GPA and income levels.

What’s included in the Sticker Price?

Tuition$15,750
Room & Board$8,910
Enrollment Fee$175
Orientation Fee$60
Key/Damage Deposit (Resident Students only)$200
Technology Fee$100
Capital Improvement Fee$660
Student Activities Fee$120
Lab Fee (For students enrolled in lab courses)$25
Health Fee$40
Parking Decal$15
Student ID Fee$15
Full Total (Residential Students)$26,070