Student Financial Aid Federal School Code: 003425

Estimated Cost of Attendance

2014-15 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(3)
Graduate
Tier 1
Graduate
Tier 2
Graduate
Tier 3
Graduate
Tier 4
Graduate
Tier 5

Tuition and Fees(1)

$13,808

$13,808

$10,658

$9,228

$8,162

$7,494

$6,444

Books and Supplies

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

Room and Board(2)

$8,358

$2,970

$9,888

$9,888

$9,888

$9,888

$9,888

Other Non-direct Charges (4)

$3,608

$6,208

$4,118

$4,118

$4,118

$4,118

$4,118

TOTAL

$26,912

$24,124

$25,802

$24,372

$23,306

$22,638

$21,588

Total (Laptop) (5)

$28,638

$25,850

 

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

Tuition and Fees(1)

$31,824

$31,824

$20,886

$18,020

$15,888

$14,548

$12,546

Books and Supplies

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

$1,138

Room and Board(2)

$8,358

$2,970

$9,888

$9,888

$9,888

$9,888

$9,888

Other Non-direct Charges (4)

$3,608

$6,208

$4,118

$4,118

$4,118

$4,118

$4,118

TOTAL

$44,928

$42,140

$36,030

$33,164

$31,032

$29,692

$27,690

Total (Laptop) (5)

$46,654

$43,866

 

  1. Assumes health and other mandatory fees (required for all full-time students) and average lab fees. Graduate tuition does not reflect premier programs such as Historic Preservation and Real Estate Development.
  2. The cost of average campus housing and unlimited access meal plan are included in the first column.
  3. A commuter is a dependent student, without legal dependents, who lives at home with parents (per HEA of 1986).
  4. Includes an allowance for personal items, transportation, and average loan fees (if applicable).
  5. Includes an allowance of $1,726 for laptop computer for all entering freshmen.

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

Updated: 7/3/2014

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. Tution and Fees: Tution is based on the average costs for full-time enrollment.  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, honors and post office box rental.
  2. 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.
  3. Housing: The figure quoted is the average bed cost for on-campus housing.  Actual costs range from a low of $3,350 to a high $6,150 per year for traditional housing arrangements based on the specific housing facility chosen.  Visit the Clemson Home website for individual charges.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Personal: This figure is based on survey data regarding expenses for laundry, toiletries, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses.
  7. Average Loan Fees: This figure is based on the average loan fee paid by borrowers in the prior academic year.
  8. 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.