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Graduation Fee

The Graduation Fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee that is added to the student's account when he/she applies to graduate. The fee is to be paid when the student applies to graduate regardless of whether he/she intends to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Graduation fees are non-transferable to another term if a student fails to complete the requirements for the applied for program of study.

Students may pay fees using their MyCharleston account or contact the Treasurer's Office if assistance is required. Graduation fees that are not paid after the application is submitted may result in a hold being placed on the student's record.

Diplomas will not be ordered or released to graduates with an account balance. Students should make sure all fees, including the Graduation Fee, are paid prior to leaving the College.

Fee Schedule*

  • Graduation Fee: $25 (charged once to all applicants)
  • 2nd Diploma Fee: $8  - only charged if student earns 2 separate degrees** (2 diplomas); If you qualify for 2 degrees (with 2 diplomas) this fee may not be added to your account until later in the semester.
  • Late Graduation Fee: $50. $25 late fee is charged in addition to the normal $25.00 graduation fee if a late paper application is required after the online application deadlines which are: Oct. 1 for Fall or Feb. 1 for Spring. 
  • Replacement Diploma Fee: $8

Graduation fees and late fees are non-refundable.  Please report any fee errors to Graduation@cofc.edu.

*The graduation fee is subject to change without notice.

**NOTE: Students entering under or using the 2008/09 or subsequent year's catalog who plan to pursue more than one degree or major should review the Second Bachelor's Degree Policy (effective beginning Fall 2008).