College of Charleston Board of Trustees Increases Tuition

Along with a few new graduate programs, students of The Graduate School of the College of Charleston will experience a tuition hike for the 2008/09 academic year.  College of Charleston’s board of trustees approved the new tuition during their meeting on Monday, June 9.

South Carolina residents will experience an increase of 13%, bringing graduate student tuition and fees to $368 per credit hour.  Tuition and fees for out-of-state students was approved for $893 per credit hour.  Graduate School dean, Amy Thompson McCandless, encourages “students to work with our office, their program directors and the financial aid office to find additional resources necessary to fund their academic expenses and accommodation costs.”  Financial aid options can be found online at

The fees will go into effect July 1, and the new tuition will be collected beginning with the Fall semester.  For more information, contact the Graduate Studies Office at 843.953.5614 or at  Since offering its first graduate courses offered in 1972, The Graduate School of the College of Charleston continues to provide programs that take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by the people, institutions and environment of the Lowcountry.  The Graduate School offers 17 master’s degrees and eight graduate-level certificate programs.

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