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Clemson Tuition & Cost

Clemson, South Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State South Carolina Resident Sticker Price
$32,880
In State Costs for Clemson University
Fee Cost
Tuition$14,118
Books and Supplies$1,188
Other Fees$1,440
Room and Board $11,850
Other Expenses Budget$4,284
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$55,872
Out of State Costs for Clemson University
Fee Cost
Tuition$37,110
Books and Supplies$1,188
Other Fees$1,440
Room and Board $11,850
Other Expenses Budget$4,284

Residents of South Carolina pay an annual total price of $32,880 to attend Clemson University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $14,118 for tuition, $11,850 room and board, $1,188 for books and supplies and $1,440 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $55,872 which is 69.9% higher than South Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $37,110 while room and board is $11,850, books and supplies are $1,188 and other fees come in at $1,440.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Clemson University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$22,935
Net Price by Income Clemson University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,744
$30,001 to $48,000$16,650
$48,001 to $75,000$20,797
$75,001 to $110,000$23,993
$110,000+$24,808

The average reported annual net price for Clemson University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $22,935 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

87% of full-time undergrad Clemson University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,079 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 37% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,421 and 9% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $19,711.

Finanical Aid Clemson University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,079 87%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,725 61%
Pell Grants $4,705 14%
Other Federal Grants $803 46%
State and Local Grants $6,053 58%
Federal Student Loans $5,421 37%
Other Student Loans $19,711 9%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Clemson University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $66,788. The loan balance of $66,788 is a four year multiple of the $16,697 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $637 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $66,788
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $637.23
Total Interest Paid $9,679.74
Sum of All Loan Payments $76,467.74

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$131,520
Year South Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $32,880 $55,872
2 $33,433 $56,812
3 $33,996 $57,769
4 $34,569 $58,741

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Clemson University to be $131,520 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Clemson University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
South Carolina Residents $657 $1,971 $2,628
Out of State Residents $1,657 $4,971 $6,628

Estimated cost for a class at Clemson University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Clemson University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Clemson University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217882 IPEDS survey data for Clemson University.