Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for qualified families to help cover the costs of the Aramark food service plan for our Residential High School and the tuition costs for summer programs. Families that have received financial assistance in the past must reapply for financial assistance each year to be considered for aid. 

The Governor's School provides financial assistance for qualifying students with funding from the Governor's School Foundation, a private nonprofit organization that raises money to support the school. Learn more about the foundation's impact at

Who can apply for Financial Assistance?

Any accepted student can apply for financial assistance. This includes current students who are re-enrolling in the high school and students who are accepted or waitlisted for 2022 summer programs and the 2022-2023 school year. If you received financial assistance in a previous year and would like to be considered again for aid, you must resubmit the financial assistance application along with current supporting documentation. 

Financial Assistance Application & Guidelines

FinAid Application   FinAid Guidelines

Financial Assistance Timeline

Feb 1 - Application Available        
May 2
- Deadline to submit the application and supporting documentation
May 18-20 - Financial Assistance Award Notifications (for those who have completed a FinAid application and submitted the supplemental materials)

Cost of Attendance

Financial assistance is provided by the Governor's School Foundation, a private nonprofit organization, and is available to South Carolina residents. No student is denied entrance based on the inability to pay the fees listed.

  Tuition Meal Plan Residential Fee
Residential High School $0 $3,800* $200
Arts Odyssey $550** $0 $0
Academy $1,045*** $0 $0
Dance Immersion $1,045*** $0 $0
Summer Dance $2,310*** $0 $0

*This is the cost for the 2022/2023 school year, and is subject to change
**Includes a $100 non-refundable deposit
***Includes a $150 non-refundable deposit