Estimated Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance is used to determine maximum financial aid availabiltiy based on student classification. The table provides average annual cost to attend Clemson based on student classification. This information should be used for planning purposes only.

  • 2016-17 Estimated Budget for Full-time Students

    The amounts listed below are standard figures used for budgeting purposes and eligibility for need-based financial aid for the academic year. Your actual bill will differ from these estimations — they are provided for planning purposes. Please note that tuition and fees, housing (for on-campus residents) and board (for students with meal plans) are the only costs paid directly to Clemson University. Books and supplies, transportation and personal costs will vary for each student and are estimates only.

     

    South Carolina Resident
    Undergrad
    On or Off
    Campus
    Undergrad
    Commuter(1)
    Graduate
    Tier 1
    Graduate
    Tier 2
    Graduate
    Tier 3
    Graduate
    Tier 4
    Graduate
    Tier 5

    Tuition

    $13,418

    $13,418

    $10,378

    $8,826

    $7,672

    $7,198

    $6,006

    Fees(2)

    $1,290

    $1,290

    $1,246

    $1,246

    $1,246

    $1,246

    $1,246

    Books and Supplies

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    Room(3)

    $5,464

    $1,520

    $8,176

    $8,176

    $8,176

    $8,176

    $8,176

    Board(4)

    $3,680

    $1,520

    $1,804

    $1,804

    $1,804

    $1,804

    $1,804

    Transportation

    $1,642

    $4,130

    $2,056

    $2,056

    $2,056

    $2,056

    $2,056

    Personal

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    Loan Fees(5)

    $72

    $72

    $148

    $148

    $148

    $148

    $148

    TOTAL

    $28,734

    $25,118

    $26,976

    $25,424

    $24,270

    $23,796

    $22,604

    TOTAL with Laptop(6)

    $30,534

    $26,918

     

    Out-of -State Resident
    Undergrad
    On or Off
    Campus
    Undergrad
    Commuter(1)
    Graduate
    Tier 1
    Graduate
    Tier 2
    Graduate
    Tier 3
    Graduate
    Tier 4
    Graduate
    Tier 5

    Tuition

    $33,300

    $33,300

    $21,532

    $18,424

    $16,114

    $15,170

    $12,894

    Fees(2)

    $1,290

    $1,290

    $1,246

    $1,246

    $1,246

    $1,246

    $1,246

    Books and Supplies

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    $1,308

    Room(3)

    $5,464

    $1,520

    $8,176

    $8,176

    $8,176

    $8,176

    $8,176

    Board(4)

    $3,680

    $1,520

    $1,804

    $1,804

    $1,804

    $1,804

    $1,804

    Transportation

    $1,642

    $4,130

    $2,056

    $2,056

    $2,056

    $2,056

    $2,056

    Personal

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    $1,860

    Loan Fees(5)

    $72

    $72

    $148

    $148

    $148

    $148

    $148

    TOTAL

    $48,616

    $45,000

    $38,130

    $35,022

    $32,712

    $31,768

    $29,492

    TOTAL with Laptop(6)

    $50,416

    $46,800

     

    1. A commuter is a dependent student who lives at home with parents (per HEA of 1986).
    2. Mandatory fees required for all full-time students and average lab fees.
    3. Projected average dormitory cost is located in first column.
    4. Projected cost of unlimited access meal plan is located in first column.
    5. Average federal loan fees for Direct Loan borrowers (if applicable).
    6. Includes an allowance of $1,800 for laptop computer for freshmen.

    Direct costs for tuition, fees, room and board can be found on the Office of Student Financial Services website.

    Updated: 6/30/2016

    The following is a brief description of how the above budgets are derived. Budgets are based on a two-semester academic year (fall and spring):

    1. Tuition is based on the average costs for full-time enrollment. 
    2. Fees include all required charges for full-time enrollment plus average lab fees. This figure does not include differential fees, such as the College of Business fee, nor does it include optional fees, such as parking and honors.
    3. Books and Supplies: This figure is based on surveys of student expenses for books and required coursework material for all majors. Estimated expenses by major can vary.
    4. Housing: The figure quoted is the average bed cost for on-campus housing. Actual costs range from a low of $5,020 to a high of $6,700 per year for traditional housing arrangements based on the specific housing facility chosen. Visit the Clemson Home website for individual charges.
    5. Board:  This figure is based on the charge for Unlimited Access to on-campus dining facilities for undergraduate students. Visit the Clemson Home website for information on available meal plans.
    6. Transportation:  For commuters, this figure estimates the cost of driving to campus daily. For on-campus residents, this figure allows for several round-trips to home per year.
    7. Personal: This figure is based on survey data regarding expenses for laundry, toiletries, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses.
    8. Loan Fees: This figure is based on the average loan fee paid by borrowers in the prior academic year.
    9. Laptop: Includes an allowance of $1,800 for laptop computer for all entering freshmen.

     Notes:

    • From survey data: Housing, board, transportation and personal expenses for students living in on-campus housing and for students living in off-campus housing (not with parents) average the same amount.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Actual tuition and other University fees may be found on this site, which is maintained by Student Accounts. Visit the Tuition and Fee Schedule webpage.

Net Price Calculator

This calculator estimates your costs and deducts estimated grants and scholarships based on information that you provide. The estimate is only valid for entering freshmen. See the Net Price Calculator.

Residency Classification

Eligibility to pay "in-state" tuition is based on laws and regulations of the State of South Carolina. Visit the Residency Classification website.