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Clemson University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,932 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,418 tuition
$10,832 on campus room & board
$1,392 books and supplies
$1,290 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$46,814 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,300 tuition
$10,832 on campus room & board
$1,392 books and supplies
$1,290 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,153 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($4,389 avg)
61% get state aid ($5,863 avg)
68% get institn'l aid ($7,153 avg)
42% get loans ($8,586 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.07% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.30% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,514 87%
Federal Grant Aid $4,389 16%
Pell Grants $4,270 16%
Other Federal Grants $476 5%
Institution Grant Aid $7,153 68%
State Grant Aid $5,863 61%
Student Loans $8,586 42%
Federal Loans $5,436 39%
Other Loans $15,397 8%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
award details Y N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Clemson University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-4636
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $621
Out of State $1,485


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Destiny
  • I am a past student here

    Financial aid lost my paperwork and ended up costing me money for their errors and the false information they gave me. I had to retake classes I had transferred credits in for because it "wasn't their standard." Waste.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Central, SC
  • I am a past student here

    It is a little pricey, even for in-state students, but you feel the payoff. The campus grounds are kept very nice, the dorm areas are cleaned regularly, the free-to-student shows and events are constant and high-end, and all the sports and clubs get huge support from the school itself. Recently football tickets for students has been a slight issue as they used to be free but are now costing a low base-fee, but typically the school responds positively to the voices of its students.

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  • 4
  • Morgan from Lexington, SC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    If you are willing to put in the work, Clemson is definitely the place for you, they will work hard to help you find a job following your graduation. Very affordable for students attending in state and very worth it for those coming from out of state.

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  • 5
  • Matthew from Mount Pleasant, SC
  • I am a current student here

    $22K is a lot, but you get lots of free software, fun, and a great education for the money. You also have a significantly higher chance of landing a job with a great well-paying company!

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