Frequently Asked Questions
What will it cost for my child to attend the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind?
There are no fees to attend the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind with the exception of a yearly activities fee of $40. The school is funded through a combination of state, federal and donation funds.
To be considered for enrollment, a student must have some level of hearing loss, vision loss or both. However, the admissions team evaluates each student to ensure that one of the school’s programs is a good fit. Admissions decisions are based primarily on the school’s ability to meet the student’s individual academic needs.
Although all admissions decisions must meet the SC State Department of Education Plan, the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind does not use a full set of requirements to determine eligibility. However, to gain admission into the School for the Blind, School for the Deaf or Cedar Springs Academy, students must first meet a set of general eligibility criteria.
Student applications can be submitted year-round. To develop an educational plan that truly meets the child's needs, an in-depth admissions process is necessary. The process typically takes four to six weeks from the time the application is received.
Can I visit the SCSDB campus before applying for admission?