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Bridge participants pay the Bridge program fees, Clemson home residential living and meal plan fees, and TCTC tuition and fees.
The program fee covers academic success programs, health care services, orientation, campus recreation, student activities and overall administrative costs of the program by Clemson and TCTC. The program fee is $2,320 ($1,185 in the fall and $1,135 in the spring semester).
Bridge students will reside in Lightsey Bridge I, Lightsey Bridge II, or Calhoun Courts on campus at Clemson. These residential communities feature 4-person apartments which are fully furnished. The cost for housing in a four person shared bedroom unit in Lightsey Bridge I or Calhoun Courts is $8,510 for the academic year ($4,255 per semester) or a single-bedroom in a 4 person unit in Lightsey Bridge II is $8,880 for the academic year ($4,440 per semester).
Bridge students will be required to purchase a Block 175 + 125 meal plan for both the fall and spring semesters, which includes 175 residential dining hall meal swipes and 125 Paw Points per semester. The cost of the meal plan is $3,480 for the academic year and $1,740 per semester.
TCTC tuition and fees are not included in the costs above. TCTC tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year will be set in late spring or early summer. TCTC tuition and fees vary based on residency classification and the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled. Please visit the TCTC Website for more information. Select “Paying for College" and follow the appropriate links.
A Fee Schedule is provided to invited students and is available online. Click on the "Fee Schedule" link under Incoming Student Information. All Bridge, Clemson, and TCTC fees are subject to final approvals for 2018-2019.
TCTC processes and awards all federal and state financial aid during Bridge students' first year (the Bridge year). Students should complete and submit the FAFSA and enter TCTC's federal code 004926. Students who have already submitted their FAFSA coded to Clemson should log in to their submitted FAFSA form at FAFSA.gov and add TCTC's federal code. For additional information regarding financial aid, including deadlines and forms, please visit the TCTC Financial Aid webpage.