The fees listed are for the 2019/20 Residential High School and 2019 Summer programs. For all programs, financial assistance is available to South Carolina residents and no student is denied entrance based on the inability to pay the fees listed.

  Tuition Meal Plan Residential Fee
Residential High School $0 $3,450 $150
Arts Odyssey $500* Included Included
Academy $950** Included Included
Summer Dance $2,100** Included Included

   *Includes a $100 non-refundable deposit for Arts Odyssey

 **Includes a $150 non-refundable deposit for Academy and Summer Dance

Financial Aid

Each year financial aid is available for qualified families to help cover the costs of the Aramark food service plan for our Residential High School and Summer Programs. All information is kept strictly confidential. Financial Aid Forms for all accepted students in all programs will be available online in March 2020. (Financial Aid is available only to S.C. residents.)

Students who have been accepted to the Governor's School during regular decision rounds or who are re-enrolling in the high school must return the financial aid application along with 2019 tax returns and other documents to the Office of Admissions by April 24, 2020 If you have any questions about the financial aid process, please contact Admissions at admissions@scgsah.org or 864.282.3713.

Residential High School Fees

Application Fee: $50

  • This fee applies to all applications submitted after November 30. 
  • For those in need of financial assistance, the Application Fee Waiver can be submitted instead of this fee.

Application Fee Waiver Form

Tuition: Free 

  • As a public school funded by the state, tuition is free for the Residential High School

Residence Hall Fee: $150

  • This is a non-refundable residence hall fee that is paid upon acceptance to the Governor's School to secure the student's place in the upcoming year's class.

Meal Plan: $3,450

  • This is the annual food services fee paid directly to Aramark Food Services. Payment plans are available on their website. Fees are based on previous year and are subject to change. 
Summer Program Fees

Application Fee: $25 for Academy & Summer Dance; no application fee for Arts Odyssey

  • This fee applies to all applications submitted after November 30 for the Academy and Summer Dance programs. 
  • For those in need of financial assistance, the Application Fee Waiver can be submitted instead of this fee.

Application Fee Waiver Form

Arts Odyssey Total Cost: $500*

  • Includes a non-refundable residence hall fee of $100 required upon acceptance to reserve the student's place in the program.

Academy Total Cost: $950*

  • Includes a non-refundable residence hall fee of $150 required upon acceptance to reserve the student's place in the program.

Summer Dance Total Cost: $2,100*

  • Includes a non-refundable residence hall fee of $150 required upon acceptance to reserve the student's place in the program.

*Fees are based on previous year and are subject to change.