Clemson University
Clemson, 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.
$17,696
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,679
$30k - $48k
$14,137
$48k - $75k
$18,021
$75k - $110k
$19,963
$110k+
$20,419
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.
$15,374
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.
$37,128
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.
$10,832
Books and Supplies
$1,392
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@clemson.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
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.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,296
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.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,533
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,662
Students receiving state aid
62%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,894
Students receiving federal aid
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,533
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$3,037,104
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$61,499,966

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.
42%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,586
Students receiving federal loans
41%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,706
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,992
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.
$19,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$229

What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
Clemson University may be a little more pricey compared to other college and universities in the state, but for the bang for the buck, you are getting a lot. Clemson degrees are very prestigious to have and are very valuable. Clemson is one of the most prestigious schools in South Carolina so paying a little more for that is a really good investment to make.
Jonathan from Ridgeville, SC
While Clemson is rather expensive for a public university, I don't know anyone who doesn't fall completely in love with it. Even visitors from our rival school, the University of South Carolina, have to admit that it is a beautiful place and they love coming to it, except for having to see all of our team spirit everywhere.
Kristen from Latta, SC
Even with a scholarship it is still pricey. But Clemson includes a lot of things in your tuition. They don't nickel and dime you once you get here. I haven't had to pay for many things on campus once I got here. Most of it is included.
Grace from Orlando, FL
Clemson doesn't have the best scholarship program, so if you want to come here, start looking for outside help.
Victoria from Easley, SC
Compared to the price of other colleges in the state, Clemson is a very good deal. After coming to the school, I have to agree. With the combination of classes and all of the extra services offered, the price is fair.
Sydney from Sumter, SC
Like I said I would never chose anywhere else, no matter the cost. In-state tuition is still pretty pricey but for the university, worth every penny.
Brandon from Hollywood, SC
The education that I am receiving here is definitely the best bang for the buck. With a great education so very vital in today's society, I know that I am where I need to be at.
Joshua from Gresham, SC
Out of state tuition is a bit pricey. A lot of my friends live further from Clemson than I do, but get to pay a little more than half of what I pay.
Lenise from Decatur, GA

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