Academic Catalog

Fees and Expenses

Academic Fees

Academic fees at the University of South Carolina Upstate are established by the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees printed in this publication are for 2024-2025. All fees are payable in full at the beginning of each term. For a listing of the most up-to-date academic tuition and fees, please visit

Application Fee

Every new degree-seeking student is charged a non-refundable $45 application fee. Exceptions to this charge may be made for certain special categories of admission. Non-degree-seeking students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $10. Applications for admission must be accompanied by the application fee.

International Students

International students must ordinarily pay non-resident fees for the duration of their enrollment, unless they qualify for permanent alien status. Their standing in this category and application for resident fees must be cleared with the residency officer in the admissions office.

Examination Fees

Special examinations to establish undergraduate college credit without class attendance, or to validate credits from a non-accredited college, cost $25 per semester hour.