USC likely to announce tuition hikes Monday

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Four of South Carolina’s public colleges and universities are increasing in-state tuition for 2013-14, and the University of South Carolina could announce its rates for the coming year as early as Monday.

Among in-state tuition increases announced so far, The Citadel has the smallest, at 3 percent, with Winthrop at 3.1 percent, and College of Charleston and Lander University at 3.16 and 3.15 percent, respectively. Coastal Carolina University has said it will not raise in-state tuition.

The University of South Carolina’s board of trustees will consider Monday rates for Columbia and its seven regional campuses. USC last year raised tuition 3.15 percent, on par with other state-funded institutions — and its smallest tuition increase since 1999.

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