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Be Financially Prepared

We don’t want the cost of a college education to burden your family or stand in the way of your success. LC participates in all applicable federal and state financial aid programs. In addition, if you are accepted at LC and meet the qualifying criteria, you will also be considered for scholarships and grants awarded by Limestone College.

Students who are eligible for multiple academic, divisional, athletic, and/or special scholarships may receive awards totaling up to a maximum of full tuition, room and board. This maximum includes all federal and state grants.

Due to changes in eligibility (residency status, meal plan adjustments, satisfactory academic progress, etc.), your financial aid awards are subject to change at any time.

COSTS FOR 2020-2021

Semesters FALL 2020
August - December
January - April
(Maximum 18 semester hours)
$12,600 $12,600
Day Student Fee $550 $550
ROOM $2,282 - $3,195
depending on housing choice
$2,282 - $3,195
depending on housing choice

Housing Options

  • - Ebert, Eunice Ford, Fort Hall, Greer, Ball Residence Halls - Double Occupancy: $2,282.00 per semester
  • - Brown Residence Hall - Double Occupancy: $2,609 per semester
  • - Off-campus Student Housing (Agape House, Griffith, Landon House, Smith House, The Cedars, Walton Ridge ): $2,546 per semester
  • - Ebert, Eunice Ford, Fort Hall, Greer, Ball Residence Halls - Single Occupancy: $3,195 per semester
  • - Brown Residence Hall - Single Occupancy: $3,195 per semester
BOARD (MEAL PLAN) $2,393 $2,392

* Certain courses may require additional Laboratory or Music Fees - see Academic Catalog for details

* Students who enroll in fewer than 12 semester hours are classified as part-time students. Part-time students pay $1050.00 per credit hour.

* Students who wish to audit a course are assessed a $50.00 per credit hour fee.

* Textbook costs vary by course. Students have the option to order books from the College’s textbook vendor directly from their course schedules posted in the LC Portal.


    Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before June 30.

    Questions? Contact the LC Financial Aid Department at (800) 795-7151, ext. 8231.

    For performance scholarships, contact the coach, director or specific department at LC.


    Certain scholarships or grants may be based on the following criteria.

      (in music, art, theatre, athletics).

    Regardless of financial situation, LC customizes a financial aid package for every student admitted.

    98%of LC students receive some type of financial assistance.

Scholarships & Grants

  • Dean’s Scholarship - up to $12,500
    Requirements: GPA 3.0+ and 1100+ SAT Score or 24+ ACT score
  • Founders Scholarship - up to $5,500
    Requirements: GPA 2.0+
  • Limestone Grant - Variable
    Requirements: FAFSA; Need based grant.
  • Presidential Palmetto Scholarship
    A Presidential Palmetto Scholarship is offered to individuals that have been awarded the SC Palmetto Scholarship. This scholarship covers full tuition, fees, room, and board less any federal, state and outside scholarships/grants up to four years, provided satisfactory academic progress continues with the student maintaining Palmetto renewal requirements.
  • Fine Arts Scholarships (Art, Music, Theatre) – up to $4,500 Apply Online
  • Athletic Scholarship - Variable
    Requirements: Apply to Coach

Future Scholar - SC's 529 College Savings Plan
Designed to help families jump-start saving for college. An account can be set up for a child, teenager or adult.
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State Funding

S.C. TUITION GRANT Up to $3,600 S.C. Residents who qualify
S.C. TEACHERS LOAN $2,500 (1st and 2nd year)
$5,000 (3rd and 4th year)
Education majors in critical areas
S.C. Resident
$6,700 S.C. Resident, 1200 SAT / 3.50 GPA
Top 5% high school sophomores/juniors
Not eligible for LIFE or HOPE
+ $300 Book Allowance
S.C. Resident
1100 SAT / 3.0 GPA, Top 30% of class
Not eligible for HOPE or Palmetto
+ $300 Book Allowance
S.C. Resident, 3.0 GPA
Not eligible for Palmetto or LIFE

S.C. Tuition Grant application deadline is June 30th.
S.C. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship – contact high school guidance counselor.
Student must be a SC resident and enrolled at Limestone University as a full-time student for State programs.

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Federal Funding

FEDERAL PELL GRANT Up to $6,345 Set by Federal Guidelines
FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN (GSL) $3,500 (1st year)
$4,500 (2nd year)
$5,500 (3rd and 4th year)
FEDERAL PARENT LOAN (PLUS) Varies (Up to the cost of attendance minus other Financial Aid)
FEDERAL COLLEGE WORK-STUDY* Up to $2,500 FAFSA required - Need based

* These programs are based on availability of federal funds to Limestone University.
* Limestone University Federal School Code: 003436

Work Study

* Work-Study allows the students to meet a portion of their financial need by working at assigned tasks supervised by faculty, staff, or administrative personnel. Work-Study Programs are only offered to Traditional Day Students.

* The Federal College Work-Study Program is for students demonstrating financial need. Students must perform work to earn this aid.

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How is your institution unique? What distinguishes it from most other colleges and universities?

The personalization that you receive at Limestone College is second to none. We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere and connections that all students receive at Limestone during and after their collegiate experience. From the orientation stage as a freshman, to the job search process as a graduating senior, you will find friendly, helpful, courteous, and intelligent administration, faculty, staff, and an alumni base that will lead to success in whichever profession is chosen.

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What is the average class size for introductory, general education classes taken by freshmen and sophomores?

Freshman, due to the large volume of required liberal arts studies, you may find yourself in class sizes between 20-25 students. As you progress through your course work and earn sophomore, junior, and senior level classes, it is not uncommon to be in a class of 7-8 students. Once you achieve senior level status, it is also not uncommon for students to participate in an internship, whether on campus or off, which acts as a one-on-one guided job experience. Weekly hours, experience gained, and personal guidance are offered to help Limestone College students maximize this experience.

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What is the overall Undergraduate average class size?

Since 2013, with the introduction of football as an athletic offering at Limestone the average class of new students to campus is approximately 500 students. Prior to 2013, the average class of incoming students was around 350 students. To accommodate the influx of students, Limestone College is already in Phase 1 of its plans to improve the student life, academia, and extra-curricular offerings. Limestone College is poised to become one of the premier private schools in the nation. Summer orientations, camps, and other early orientation options were recently developed to prepare Limestone for the largest class ever seen in the history of the college!

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Does each student have a personally assigned advisor, or is advising conducted by an “advisement center?”

Limestone College prides itself on providing personalized advising to every student at Limestone College. In fact, we find this personalized process to be a big advantage at our school and our class registration process will impress. As a freshman, you are assigned a faculty advisor that guides you towards graduation and a schedule that best fits your academic and extracurricular activities.

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What is the cost of attendance?

$30,800 is the current cost of attendance at Limestone College. This figure includes tuition, room and board, a full meal plan, and unlimited academic support.

95% of students attending Limestone receive financial aid. With scholarship offering in academics, athletics, fine arts, military assistance, Christian education/leadership program, in addition to all applicable state, out-of-state, and federal grant monies available, Limestone College is prepared to offer a customized financial aid package that will suit you financial need

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Are students required to live on campus? What percent of students’ lives on campus?

The current housing policy states that you must be 21 or turning 21 in the semester that you are looking to move off campus. If you are commuting, your parent, guardian, grandparent must live within a 50 mile radius of the college. More than half of the students in the day program will live on campus.

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How ethnically diverse is the campus? What percent of the student body is composed of international students?

Approximately 65% Caucasian 35% African American, and close to 10% of our student body are international.

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What activities on campus are the most popular with students?

Intramural sports such as basketball, sand volleyball, flag football, and dodge ball are extremely popular and well attended by our students. Limestone College hosts two speaker series each year. One geared towards academics and educational enrichment and another series focused on athletics. Both our academic and athletic speaker series are extremely well attended.

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What campus security measures do you have? Is an escort service provided to/from the library, for night classes?

Limestone College offers 24 hour 7 day a week security with the main office housed centrally on campus. The family atmosphere of Limestone College helps our security team immensely. We can identify names and faces quickly with the small population that we have on campus. Adding high tech measures such as dorm room access cards and security cameras, Limestone College has a wonderful history of providing a safe and secure environment on campus.

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What is a liberal arts college?

A Liberal Arts College is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. Students attending a liberal arts college generally major in a particular discipline while receiving exposure to a wide range of academic subjects, including sciences as well as the traditional humanities subjects taught as liberal arts. This allows the student to develop their communication and critical thinking skills. Additionally, it provides the student with a well-rounded education allowing them to adapt to the changing workforce.

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Where are you located?

Gaffney is located in the beautiful Upstate of SC. We are off of I-85, about 45 minutes from Greenville and 45 minutes from Charlotte. We are located in the center of everything. You have your larger cities right up the road, hiking trails all around, the Appalachian mountains 1-2hours away, the beach 3.5 -4 hours away, ski slopes 2 hours away and white water rafting anywhere from 45minutes to 2 hours. Gaffney gives you the small town setting with bigger city options within convenient driving distance.

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How many credit hours are needed to be considered as a transfer student?

Students who are transferring at least 12 credit hours are considered as a transfer student. Students who have less than 12 will come to Limestone as a Freshman.

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As a transfer student, does Limestone need my SAT/ACT scores?

Transfer students who are 21 years of age or older, in military service, or transferring 12 or more credit hours will not need to submit their scores.

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What is Limestone’s minimum GPA requirement for transfer students?

Limestone’s minimum GPA requirement is a 2.0 for transfer students.
If a student’s GPA is a little below 2.0, the student will be considered for provisional acceptance. A provisionally-admitted student is limited to 12 semester hours over a four month period and may not enroll in directed or coordinated studies. If the student successfully completes the semester, regular admission to Limestone will be recommended.

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Do transfer students need to submit their high school transcript?

Yes. Limestone will need an official copy of your final high school transcript. High school transcripts must remain in a sealed envelope and then mailed to Limestone College.
Along with your high school transcript, Limestone also needs official copies of your final college transcripts. Your college transcripts can either be sent to the college by mail or online through Parchment.
Once we receive you transcripts, our Registrar will evaluate your transcripts and then you will receive a letter in the mail regarding your acceptance.

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Once I’m accepted, what’s the next step?

If you are certain that Limestone is the right school for you, the next step will be to submit your deposit. The deposit will be $100 if you will be living on campus or $50 if you will be commuting. This deposit saves your spot here at Limestone.

When you submit your deposit, you will gain access to the LC portal which gives you access to financial aid document, housing and medical forms, as well as, register for your classes