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USC Board of Trustees Approves Budget in June Meeting

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USC Board of Trustees Approves Budget in June Meeting

In a significant move reinforcing its commitment to accessible education, the University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees has approved the budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The approval, endorsed during the board’s gathering on Wednesday, June 19, provides a financial roadmap for the university’s administration to keep in-state tuition flat for the sixth consecutive year.

Continued Affordability for In-state Students

In the pursuit of breaking down barriers to higher education, USC has achieved a remarkable milestone, preserving its tuition rates for in-state students for another academic year. This move marks the sixth year in a row of unchanged tuition for South Carolina residents. The decision further emphasizes the university’s role as a vital contributor to the state’s education and economic prospects.

Gradual Increase for Non-resident Tuition

However, non-residents will see a slight increase in their education investment, as tuition for these students is set to rise by 3.9%. While this does mean a marginal hike, university officials affirm that the decision is part of a fair and balanced approach to sustaining the scope and quality of the institution’s diverse offering of programs and services.

Funding Future Investments through Stability

Given the university’s continued strength in student enrolment and with the sturdy backing of the state legislature, the approved budget allocates resources enabling USC to bolster its strategic investment in crucial areas of operation. Importantly, it accomplishes this without resorting to significant tuition hikes, thereby mitigating the burden of educational costs on its student community.

A Look into the Future

The survival and growth of higher education institutions are often intimately tied with their ability to innovate and adapt to changing circumstances. As USC progressively moves on with the newly approved budget, it has an enhanced capacity to meet its goals, uphold the educational aspirations of its students, and cater to the long-term needs of South Carolina’s socio-economic landscape.

About USC

For more than two centuries, the University of South Carolina has been a cornerstone of higher education in the state, empowering students across generations to transform their lives and communities. As it navigates through challenges, USC remains committed to advancing its role as an educational powerhouse at the forefront of knowledge, research, innovation, and service to society.


USC Board of Trustees Approves Budget in June Meeting

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