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CU Honors College

Honors Program Enrichment Fee

Supporting the Honors Student Experience

Students in the Clemson University Honors College have access to a wide range of applied, interdisciplinary academic programs; personal, academic, and professional development opportunities and resources; and a rich community of peers, staff, and faculty from across the University to support their growth and success in and out of the classroom.

Honors programs and opportunities are specifically designed to enhance the Clemson undergraduate student experience for students in the Honors College. Our students have access to research and program opportunities that broaden their perspectives in ways that many say create their most valuable experiences on campus. These opportunities also often strengthen our Honors students’ abilities to compete for major fellowships, internships, graduate school, and employment.

Honors students also have access to a wide range of Honors course options, including specialized seminars where they can explore a topic in-depth with a Clemson professor, as well as Honors sections of classes in their majors – where they benefit from smaller class sizes and a more in-depth approach to learning.

If an Honors student wants to delve further into a specific topic, they also have the opportunity to work with leading faculty on applied learning and research opportunities, where they can do advanced study, often resulting in a thesis, portfolio of creative works, or major research project.

These benefits are supported by an Honors program enrichment fee. Clemson is not unique in charging these types of fees, but we want to be transparent about them. These funds help ensure Honors students can benefit from all the advantages of learning at one of the nation’s leading public universities along with the small classes, individualized attention, and innovative programs that define the Clemson Honors experience.

Honors student Faith Kosior studying in the Honors Center.

Fee Benefits

The Honors academic program fee supports:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Unique interdisciplinary course opportunities
  • Specialized Honors advising services
  • Grant program opportunities for learning, research, travel, or service
  • Special programs that connect Honors students with top University faculty to form learning communities focused on academic and personal growth
  • 24/7 access to the Honors Center, including free coffee and printing
  • Special Honors programming, such as our monthly speaker series that allows students to network with and learn from Honors alumni
  • Access to mentorship and wellness opportunities designed specifically for – and by – Honors students
  • Access to free tickets to a wide range of performances at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

Honors Fee

The Honors enrichment program fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is $500* per semester.

*Academic and enrichment program fees are subject to annual review.