Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$19,962
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$16,854
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,854
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,294
Books and Supplies
$1,850
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: tplush@claflin.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,990
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,485
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,694
Students receiving state aid
80%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,229
Students receiving federal aid
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,485
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,330
$30k - $48k
$11,797
$48k - $75k
$9,777
$75k - $110k
$7,758
$110k+
$5,213

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
87%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,918
Students receiving federal loans
87%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,926
Average Other Loans Per Year
$5,213
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,750
Loan Default Rate
8%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$351

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
For the most part, you get what you've paid for but when it comes to the dorms and everything, it can be a lot nicer for nearly $20,000. The Cafe also doesn't offer much like other colleges may. Overall, Claflin is nice.
Shaquai from Andrews, SC
Claflin also gives you a lot of opportunities to receive money for tuition. It's places on campus you can go to get help with scholarship money and money other things.
Kyree from Orangeburg, SC
Claflin University is worth the $21.000 each academic year. I am receiving a good education and will be earning a degree that is well worth it. I choose to stay at Claflin because I believe I am getting the best education at one of the top Historic Black Colleges in the country.
Crystal from Summerton, SC
It is one of the best HBCUS in the land. Its in the top 3.
Akeem from Sumter, SC
Yes, expensive though but the education you will obtain is priceless and prosperous.
Michael from Columbia, SC
CLAFLIN IS VERY EXPENSIVE in my opinion. But its worth it. I strongly suggest anybody to do everything you have to do in high school, as far as grades wise and get scholarships. Me personally, I was the nerd out of my group and it paid off in the end. Also start looking for scholarships very early and do excellant on your SATS/ACTS !!!
Jaimie from Spartanburg, SC

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