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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Gamecock Gateway Students

Gamecock Gateway Costs

Gamecock Gateway students benefit from the academic support of both the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College. These estimates will help you anticipate the costs associated with the program.

The Gamecock Gateway program fee covers academic success programs, student activity fees, health center fees, wellness center access, and other program-specific offerings from both institutions. Your tuition cost per semester will vary depending upon your legal residency status.

Gamecock Gateway students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 are eligible for financial aid. Also, students who qualify for any state aid program, including the SC LIFE Scholarship and Lottery Tuition Assistance or SC need-based grants, are eligible for the award as a Gamecock Gateway student. Please note: South Carolina state scholarships are open only to South Carolina residents. 


Gamecock Gateway Program Fee Estimate* Fall Term** Spring Term
 Gamecock Gateway Program Fee  $1,894  $1,799
 Housing Fee (for students housed in Bates House)  $2,665  $2,615
 Meal Plan  $1,567  $1,567


Midlands Technical College Tuition and Fees Fall Term** Spring Term
 In Area (Richland, Lexington, Fairfield Counties)  $3,012  $3,012
 In State but Not in Area  $3,612  $3,612
 Out-of-State  $7,812  $7,812


* Midlands Technical College tuition and fees reflect 2016-17 rates for reference and are based on a 15-credit hour load. Additional credit hours above 15 will require additional tuition and fees. Midlands Technical College tuition and fee information can be found at

** Fall term fees include one-time application and enrollment fees. Advance deposit of $750 is required for fall, and applies as an advanced payment toward the program fee for fall.

*** This estimate is based upon a required ten-meals-per-week minimum requirement. Additional plans are available.

**** Housing rates provided here are estimates.  Official 2017-18 on campus housing rates are pending Board of Trustees approval in the summer.