If you are receiving financial aid, and all of your financial aid documents are complete, most of your aid will be automatically disbursed to your account for payment of on-campus charges. If the charges are greater than the financial aid, the remaining balance can be paid using your CofC EBill Account. EBill information may be found on the CofC Treasurer website or you may call 843.953.5572. If the financial aid is greater than the charges, an excess aid deposit will be made to refund the remaining financial aid to the student.
The College of Charleston offers an installment payment plan, which allows the student/parent to pay tuition, fees, room, and board in four equal installments per semester. Information about this option may be obtained by visiting the Office of the Treasurer website or contacting the Office of the Treasurer 843.953.5572. Students with financial aid can use this to pay a remaining balance, or cover part of tuition while completing financial aid documents.
Excess Aid Deposits
Excess financial assistance is returned to the student in the form of an excess aid deposit after the balance due has been deducted. The deposits are generally available a few days prior to the first day of classes each term. In order to receive your refund you must:
- Review the estimated financial aid listed on your EBill statement to ensure that the aid exceeds tuition, fees, housing cost, meal plans and any other charges.
- Check your Financial Aid eligibility status in MyCharleston to ensure that you have submitted all required documents to the Office of Financial Assistance & Veterans Affairs.
- Set-up automatic deposit in your CofC EBill Account. Automatic deposit could take up to 10 days to establish, so complete this long before school starts.
Note: If you plan to DROP OR ADD a course during the drop/add period, email a financial aid counselor immediately at email@example.com. Please include your name, your College of Charleston ID number, and the number of hours you plan to be enrolled for us to update your financial aid information.