International Aid

The College of Charleston is a state-affiliated institution which means tuition rates differ for resident and non-resident students. While our academic fees are less than those of many other institutions in the state and across the nation, we recognize that the cost of attending college in the US is a significant expense in the family budget.

  • Please view CofC Undergraduate International Scholarship information here
  • Do I qualify for Federal or State Assistance?
    • International students holding F/J visa type are not eligible for Federal grants/student loans or South Carolina grants/scholarships.
  • Additional resources available for CofC International Students
    • Education USA - Whether you plan to pursue a short-term or full degree program in the United States, EducationUSA has the resources you need in 'Your Five Steps to U.S. Study'.
    • MPower - A loan without a cosigner, collateral, or credit history. Loans and scholarships offered to 190+ nationalities
    • - Created to be a central resource for students to learn more about various funding options and how to successfully support your international education though a number of different sources.
    • IEFA - International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search - Comprehensive listing of scholarships, grants, loan programs to assist students in their quest to study abroad.
    • International Student Loans - Offers alternative loans to international students studying in the USA based on the country you are from and where you are studying. U.S. cosigner is required.
    • The Paras Education Foundation - A financial consultant helping all International Students obtain study abroad loans.  Must provide a U.S. cosigner.
    • Studentloanhero - DACA Financial Aid: How ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Help Paying for College