Unparalleled education, surprisingly affordable

South Carolina Students

A high-quality education is never cheap, but with federal and state assistance plus careful financial planning, most Erskine students who are South Carolina residents pay around $10,000 per year (SC resident students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, an SAT score of 1100 or higher [ACT 24 or higher], and a class ranking within the top 30%).

Out-Of-State Students

Students from outside South Carolina or those not participating in the SC state scholarship programs may also be eligible for an Erskine Academic Scholarship, based on scholastic achievement.  Erskine is actually very affordable in comparison to out-of-state tuition at public universities or the cost of attending private institutions.

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Many sources of assistance

Over 90% of Erskine students receive some form of financial assistance from Federal, State and Institutional aid sources.

Erskine offers a variety of scholarship opportunities that recognize our students’ academic abilities, athletic talent, and honor their dedication to the performing arts, community service, and the ARP church. You may be surprised at how much aid is available through scholarships and grants. 

Need-based grants and aid such as the Erskine Grant (institutional aid based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA), and the South Carolina Tuition Grant (eligible in-state residents only) provide additional aid to families who qualify.


Don’t think that a student had to be perfect in high school to receive financial aid; many Erskine students carried a high school GPA between 3.0 and 4.0.

It is also surprising how many organizations offer assistance that you might not be aware of—search widely for scholarships based on extra-curricular involvement, volunteering, community organizations, and student interests.

Examples of Scholarships Available from Erskine

Child of an Alumni Grant
Denominational Scholarships (ARP)
Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY)
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Athletic and Academic Scholarships
Music & Theater Scholarships (More info here)

Presidential Scholarships

Erskine offers prestigious scholarships through a scholarship competition each spring.  The Presidential Award covers full tuition, room, and board for four years; the Solomon Award pays full tuition for four years. Each scholarship is awarded to winners among incoming freshmen.

Work Study

Eligible students can participate in the Federal Work Study or Erskine Work Scholarship programs and work on-campus to provide money for college. The amount of work scholarship money varies; a typical award ranges from $1,000-$4,000.