- Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Students who live outside Charleston County but who want to attend county schools will have to pay a hefty tuition bill beginning next school year.

The Post and Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1EqzJRE ) that tuition for out-of-county students will be more than $6,500 beginning in August.

Under state law, students who live outside a county may attend schools in another as long as their families own property assessed at more than $300 in that county.

School Board Chairwoman Cindy Bohn Coats says other districts also charge out-of-county tuition.

The Charleston County tuition will be reduced by the amount of school district taxes that students’ families pay on their county property.

The tuition will not apply to out-of-county students who already attend Charleston schools.

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