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Clemson University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,308 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,230 tuition
$8,142 on campus room & board
$1,112 books and supplies
$824 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$39,742 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,664 tuition
$8,142 on campus room & board
$1,112 books and supplies
$824 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,988 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($4,376 avg)
61% get state aid ($5,760 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($6,988 avg)
42% get loans ($12,938 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.11% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.66% 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 $9,856 89%
Federal Grant Aid $4,376 16%
Pell Grants $4,215 16%
Other Federal Grants $500 5%
Institution Grant Aid $6,988 65%
State Grant Aid $5,760 61%
Student Loans $12,938 42%
Federal Loans $11,438 42%
Other Loans $15,120 5%

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 $564
Out of State $1,321


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Rebecca from Irmo, SC
  • Mar-15-2017 I am a current student here

    I love Clemson! Definitely worth the money. It helps that I'm in state and have scholarships though!

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  • 5
  • Matthew from Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Dec-17-2014 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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  • 3
  • Michael from Burbank, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    So far, out of state tuition stinks. After a year of living on campus, I still don't qualify to apply for in state tuition......Next year though. I have been told that they have a very good placement rate after graduation. I am not there yet but that is at least comforting.

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