GSSM's Residential and Dual Enrollment Programs are tuition-free but may have fees to cover meal expenses or optional activities. Some camps may be supported by tuition. Generous financial assistance assures that all programs are accessible to all South Carolina families.
Tuition and fees for GSSM programs are kept low to increase participation and are intended to cover only the actual costs of delivering the programs.
Explore the sections below for information on fees, financial aid options, and more.
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Once students are invited to become members of GSSM, parents are provided financial aid information and fee payment instructions at New Student Orientation in May.
- Residential Fees
- Application Fee - $0
- Tuition - $0
- Student Meal Fee - $3,200 per student per year
- No student who is accepted to the Residential Program will be denied entry due to their inability to pay the meal fee.
- The GSSM Foundation provides full or partial support to families who request and qualify for it. Funds to support student meal fee assistance are enthusiastically provided by GSSM Alumni, employees, and corporate partners every year.
- Our admissions are need-blind, meaning that ability to afford fees is never considered in a student's application.
We use guidelines based on the National School Lunch Program when calculating financial aid eligibility.
- One-Time Refundable Security Deposit - $100, requested once the student accepts the invitation to GSSM; the deposit will be refunded at the end of the senior year, minus any charges for damages
- Residential Payment Process
Fees may be paid in full or in monthly installments. The first payment is due by the first week of August. GSSM accepts credit card payments (online only), and checks.
Make checks payable to "SCGSSM." Indicate your child's name in the memo line. Send the check to:
ATTN: Business Office
401 Railroad Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
There are no fees associated with the Dual Enrollment Engineering Program.
While there are fees associated with GSSM camps, there are no fees associated with the following programs: ENGAGE STEM Workshops, GSSM Elementary Programs, Inside GSSM Family Day, SPARK! Middle School Workshops, STEM Scholars Saturday Learning Experiences.
For more information about summer camps & STEM experiences, click here.