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Clemson tuition going up for 2017-18; lowest increase in 20 years


The Clemson University board of trustees announced the lowest tuition increase in two decades for the 2017-18 academic year.


The board approved a 2.75 percent increase in tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students and a 4.25 percent increase for out-of-state students. The increase will cost approximately $197 and $727 more per semester more for full-time in-state and out-of-state students respectively. Starting in August, the posted tuition and fees for full-time South Carolina residents will be $7,356 per semester and $17,827 for non-resident students.


The tuition increase is the lowest in the university’s last 20 years. In 2015, in-state tuition increased by 3.24 percent. In 2016, it increased by 3.14 percent.


Similarly, on-campus housing and dining will be going up. On average, the price of on-campus housing will increase by $158 per semester, and meal plans will increase an average of $90 per semester.


Clemson officials said the average out-of-pocket cost for an in-state freshman is 36 percent of the university’s posted tuition and fees, with 99 percent of Clemson freshmen receiving some sort of scholarship assistance from the state. Fifty-one percent of Clemson students graduate with no debt, compared to 31 percent nationally.


“This increase will allow the university to continue to provide the high-quality education for which Clemson has become widely known while ensuring affordability and accessibility to our students,” Clemson University President James Clements said in a statement.


Clemson joins the University of South Carolina, USC Upstate, College of Charleston, Winthrop University and The Citadel in the list of S.C. public institutions that have increased tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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