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 South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities 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?

Current students who are re-enrolling in the high school and students who are accepted and wait listed for 2022 summer programs and the 2022-2023 school year. If you have received financial assistance in a previous year, you must reapply for financial assistance to be considered for aid again. 

Financial Assistance Timeline

The online financial assistance application will be available in early February 2022. The application and supporting documentation must be received by Monday, May 2, 2022. Awards will be distributed in mid-May 2022.

Application Fees

There is no application fee for our summer programs or for Residential High School applicants who apply by the Priority Deadline. 

Applicants who apply for the Residential High School after the Priority Deadline on January 7th, 2022 will need to pay an application processing fee or submit the Application Fee Waiver Form.

Program Fees

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 $3,725* $150
Arts Odyssey $550** $0 $0
Academy $1,045*** $0 $0
Summer Dance $2,310*** $0 $0

*This is the cost for the 2021/2022 school year, and is subject to change
**Includes a $100 non-refundable deposit
***Includes a $150 non-refundable deposit