Application Fees

There is no application fee for the Arts Odyssey program. 

The application fee is automatically waived for Summer Dance, Academy, and Residential High School applicants who apply by November 30, 2020. 

$25 Application fee for Summer Dance and Academy applicants
$50 Application fee for Residential High School applicants

For those in need of financial assistance who are unable to make the November 30 deadline, the Application Fee Waiver Form can be submitted instead of this fee.

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 $500** $0 $0
Academy $950*** $0 $0
Summer Dance $950*** $0 $0

*This is the cost for the 2020/2021 school year, and is subject to change

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

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

Financial Assistance

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

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.

Accepted students to our programs and current students who are re-enrolling in the high school are eligible to apply for financial assistance. The online financial assistance application, as well as supporting documentation, must be received by the Office of Admissions by Monday, May 3, 2021.

Financial Assistance Application

Financial Assistance Process Guidelines

Financial assistance awards will be distributed in mid-May, and all financial information will remain confidential. Financial assistance applications may be subject to verification by the Financial Assistance Committee at any time.