Due to the demand for financial assistance and the amount of funds available, we strongly encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible.  

Due to the significant number of applications CCS receives, we strictly follow the guidelines below to promote a fair and equitable distribution of financial assistance to those who qualify and meet our deadlines. All funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis as the budget allows.

Financial assistance awarded may change from year to year based on a family's financial profile, the child’s academic standing, and the availability of funds. Please know that all financial information is kept strictly confidential.
The process of applying for a Charleston Collegiate Scholarship is identical to the process of applying for Funded and Unfunded Scholarships. 

Charleston Collegiate School offers a limited amount of need-based, privately funded Scholarships which provide tuition assistance to qualified CCS Students. These scholarship funds are made possible by generous donors to Charleston Collegiate School. Scholarship students must qualify for financial assistance and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Funded scholarships help supplement the unfunded scholarship program. Funded scholarship are awarded to students that uphold the highest standard of conduct on and off campus, maintain high academic achievement, stay involved in school activities and set a good example for other students.
Funded Scholarship and Unfunded Scholarship (formally known as Financial Aid) applications for the 2020-2021 school year will open on November 1st, 2019. It is important that you submit your paperwork by the deadlines below to be eligible for tuition assistance. We will continue to use Smart Aid to process all applications.
  • Applications will be available beginning November 1st, 2019 in Smart Aid.
  • The deadline for returning families to submit applications is December 6th, 2019.
  • Applicants should use their 2018 tax information to complete the application, and will be prompted, if needed, to upload 2019 tax information for further review. CCS reserves the right to adjust tuition assistance amounts after reviewing the updated documentation.
  • Returning families applying for unfunded scholarships (financial aid) or funded scholarships who do not submit completed applications by December 6th will be at risk of not receiving assistance.
  • Awards will be available to view in 2020-2021 Enrollment Contracts on January 10th, 2020 in CCS Connect.




School uniforms are not included in tuition. Other fees such as aftercare charges, some field trips, athletic team fees, and other after-school activities are also not included in tuition.

Textbooks and eTextbooks, lunch, and a school-issued iPad (for students in grades 5-12) are included in tuition.

Tuition Payment Plans

Annual Plan with Early Enrollment Discount Applied
  • $500 deposit due with enrollment
  • Balance due by January 31st for returning students
  • Balance dye by March 31st for new students
  • Tuition insurance premium is optional
  • $500.00 discount will be applied when full payment is received
Annual Plan
  • $500 deposit due with enrollment
  • Balance due July 1st
  • Tuition insurance premium (optional) is due July 1st
Quarterly Plan 
  • $500 deposit due with enrollment
  • Balance (including a $200 installment plan fee divided over 4 installments) due in 4 installments in July, October, January, and April
  • Tuition insurance premium (required) is due in full July 1st
Monthly Plan
  • $500 deposit due with enrollment
  • Balance (including a $300 installment plan fee divided over 10 installments) due in 10 monthly installments July through April
  • Tuition insurance premium (required) is due in full July 1st
ALL financial obligations must be met prior to the start of the 2020-2021 academic school year.
Tuition Insurance

CCS enrollment terms state that tuition is due in full for the entire year regardless of a student’s enrollment status. Therefore, tuition insurance (“Tuition Refund Plan”) is in place to protect your financial investment in the event that your student does not complete the school year. Student attend school for more than the first fifteen consecutive calendar days of the student's enrollment for the school year.
Participation in the Plan is required for all Quarterly and Monthly Payment Plan families. This coverage is optional, but recommended, for those choosing the Annual Plan since their tuition is paid in full prior to the beginning of the school year.
The premium for this coverage is calculated at 3% of the tuition for your student’s grade level, and is due in full by July 1st with the first plan installment payment. For details on the TRP and coverage limitations, please see the  A.W.G. Dewar Tuition Refund Plan brochure.

2024 Academy Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506

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