Student Financial Aid Federal School Code: 003425

Estimated Cost of Attendance

2015-16 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 which are 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

$13,022

$13,022

$9,882

$8,404

$7,304

$6,614

$5,530

Fees(2)

$1,250

$1,250

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

Books and Supplies

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

Room(3)

$4,998

$1,495

$7,986

$7,986

$7,986

$7,986

$7,986

Board(4)

$3,720

$1,495

$1,762

$1,762

$1,762

$1,762

$1,762

Transportation

$1,694

$4,398

$2,134

$2,134

$2,134

$2,134

$2,134

Personal

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

Loan Fees(5)

$70

$70

$150

$150

$150

$150

$150

TOTAL

$27,890

$24,866

$26,256

$24,778

$23,678

$22,988

$21,904

TOTAL with Laptop(6)

$29,616

$26,592

 

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

$31,940

$31,940

$20,550

$17,590

$15,390

$14,006

$11,938

Fees(2)

$1,250

$1,250

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

$1,206

Books and Supplies

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

$1,308

Room(3)

$4,998

$1,495

$7,986

$7,986

$7,986

$7,986

$7,986

Board(4)

$3,720

$1,495

$1,762

$1,762

$1,762

$1,762

$1,762

Transportation

$1,694

$4,398

$2,134

$2,134

$2,134

$2,134

$2,134

Personal

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

$1,828

Loan Fees(5)

$70

$70

$150

$150

$150

$150

$150

TOTAL

$46,808

$43,784

$36,924

$33,964

$31,764

$30,380

$28,312

TOTAL with Laptop(6)

$48,534

$45,510

 

  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 $1,726 for laptop computer for freshmen.

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

Updated: 7/17/2015

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 CBBS 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 $4,700 to a high $6,410 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 $1,726 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.