Converse is the first South Carolina college to reduce tuition by pushing back against the trend of increased cost


Converse College has announced it will reset its tuition price at $16,500, a 43 percent decrease from the current tuition price, for full-time students in its traditional undergraduate program starting with the 2014-15 academic year. The move aligns the institution's “sticker price” more-closely with the average net cost to attend. Converse is the first institution in South Carolina to make such a move.

The $16,500 tuition reset, coupled with a room and board price of $9,500 for a total cost of $26,000, gives Converse one of the lowest prices of any four-year private college or university in the region and is comparable with total costs at premier public universities both in and out of state.

Converse will continue to award institutional scholarships and need-based financial aid, lowering the cost for some students even further from the published price.

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