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Augusta University to offer in-state tuition to all South Carolina residents

February 2, 2019

Augusta University will begin offering in-state tuition for South Carolina residents this fall as part of its growing commitment to expand educational opportunity and access for the region, according to a news release from the university.

The South Carolina scholarship will be available to qualified South Carolina residents and will cover out-of-state tuition costs, which is estimated at about $15,000 per year or $60,000 over four years.

In-state tuition at Augusta University is currently estimated at $17,814 per year and includes fees, housing and meal plans.

“USC Aiken and Augusta University have a longstanding practice of offering in-state tuition to counties on both sides of the Georgia-South Carolina border,” said Daniel Robb, the associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at USCA. This has allowed students from contiguous counties to receive tuition reciprocity, and those programs have provided a wonderful benefit.

“USC Aiken has a strong and separate recruitment and enrollment plan, so we expect no impact on our enrollment. I feel confident all institutions in this region will continue to thrive.”

Recently named by Forbes as a “Top 10 Low-Profile, High Value College,” Augusta University is South Carolina’s and Georgia’s most affordable research university with nationally recognized programs in the health sciences and cybersecurity, according to the release.

For more information, visit www.augusta.edu/scboundless.

Applications accepted for acGATEWAY

Aiken County Public Schools is taking applications for its 2019 acGateway program until Feb. 8.

The summer program is catered to students who excel in the visual and performing arts and is open to students currently in grades 3-12.

The program offers drama, dance, music and visual arts. Creative writing is open only to middle and high school students only.

Students will spend four to five weeks completely immersed in their arts area. The program will wrap up with students performing in a showcase, and the visual arts students will have their artwork on display for all to see.

All students will receive a grade for the program and must maintain at least a B average in the acGateway program to attend and continue to attend in the following years.

For more information, visit the Aiken County Public Schools’ website at acpsd.net.

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