Tuition and Fees

The cost of attending college starts with tuition and fees and includes housing, meals, books and other supplies. The amounts below represent current rates to attend the University of South Carolina Upstate. Individual costs will vary based on things like your choice of housing or type of course work.

Please be sure to apply for financial aid to determine if you qualify for assistance.

ATTENTION: The cost shown are an estimate based on averages and can be used as a cost-estimating tool to estimate your education expenses based on your circumstances.

Payment Options

Online through Self Service Carolina (SSC) by e-check. Use this option to input your account number and bank routing number directly into SSC. There is no charge for using an e-check. It is the quickest, and easiest way to pay tuition.

Online through Self Service Carolina (SSC) by credit/debt. There is a 2.5% convenience fee for this service.

At the cashier’s windows in the Health Education Complex hallway (by check or money order only). More information in Student Account Services.

Set up a Payment Plan

Payment Plan Options

Spring 2024: Payment plan enrollment begins November 17, 2023 If you do not enroll in a payment plan, payment in full is due by January 3, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Contact Student Account Services with questions at 864-503-5326 or send us an email.

Enrollment begins November 17, 2023. Each plan requires a down payment of the balance + administrative fee.

 Standard Payment PlanExtended Payment Plan
Down Payment25%15%
Admin Fee$75$75
Due Date  
Installment 1 Due2/12/20242/12/2024
Installment 2 Due3/11/20243/11/2024
Installment 3 Due4/10/20244/10/2024
Installment 4 Duen/a5/10/2024

Payments received after the due date are subject to $50 late fee per late payment. Unpaid late payments will result in a hold on your student account and may result in cancellation of classes.

NOTICE*: For the safety and security of our students, USC Upstate does not accept cash payments. Please set up a bank draft to avoid delays in processing payments at the cashier window. Checks or money orders are acceptable.