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Clemson University Tuition and Scholarship Information

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

South Carolina Resident
(per year)

  • Tuition and fees*

    $15,558

  • Room and board

    $11,850 (approximate)

  • Books and supplies

    $1,188 (approximate)


  • Total

    $28,596

Non-South Carolina Resident
(per year)

  • Tuition and fees*

    $38,550

  • Room and board

    $11,850 (approximate)

  • Books and supplies

    $1,188 (approximate)


  • Total

    $51,588

Other Estimated Expenses

  • Personal expenses/
    transportation expenses

    $4,214

  • Estimated computer cost**

    $1,885


*Assumes health and other mandatory fees (required for all full-time students) and average lab fees.
**All students are required to own a laptop computer. For details, visit clemson.edu/laptop.

All figures are for the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change.

Caculate Your Cost

Tuition & Fees Calculator

Use this calculator if you know or can estimate:

  • Your intended major at Clemson.
  • The residence hall and meal plan you would like.
  • Scholarships and aid you plan to receive each semester.

Net Price Calculator

This estimate is only valid for entering freshmen. Use this calculator if you want to:

  • Estimate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • Estimate your grants and scholarships.
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Scholarships

The Office of Admissions reviews each applicant for scholarship eligibility. No additional scholarship application is required. High school performance, test scores and financial need are all considered when awarding scholarships. Incoming freshmen must apply for admission by December 1, and test scores need to be received by Clemson by December 31 for scholarship consideration. Merit scholarship packages are communicated to students in the spring.
For more information, visit Student Financial Aid.

State and Federal Need-Based Aid

To be eligible for federal and state need-based aid, students need to fill out the FAFSA located at fafsa.gov by January 2. Students should start the financial aid process before the academic year in which they need assistance.

South Carolina State Scholarships

No separate application is required for the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship applications are available through each high school in the state.

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Student Employment

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who have established financial need through the submission of the FAFSA.

Part-time Employment

On- and off-campus jobs can be found through Clemson JobLink, which connects students with employers who are directly seeking Clemson students.

Co-op and Internships

Clemson’s unique University Professional Co-op and Internship (UPIC) program provides over 900 paid, on-campus internships for undergraduate students. The Michelin Career Center also facilitates off-campus internships and co-op opportunities for students.

Residency

Clemson makes a residency decision based on South Carolina state laws and regulations. The University is required to independently verify that all students meet these regulations to qualify for in-state tuition.

If residency is brought into question, please visit the Residency Classification website for more information and instructions for the residency application process.

Reasons Residency is Questioned

  • The residency portion of the application for admission was left blank, or it was indicated that the applicant is not a South Carolina resident.
  • The date in which an applicant became a South Carolina resident was not provided on the application for admission.
  • The applicant has been in South Carolina for three years or less. Anyone who has lived in South Carolina for less than four years must go through the residency process.
  • An out-of-state address, out-of-state high school or out-of-state college was listed on the application for admission.
  • The applicant is not a United States citizen.