Clemson Raising Tuition Rates Again

At least $250 more per student

Patrick Gentry
July 20, 2018 - 11:10 am

Clemson University students will pay at least $250 more for classes in the upcoming school year.

Clemson’s Board of Trustees approved the 1.75 percent tuition increase for in-state students, a 3 percent increase for out-of-state students for a total increased cost of $1,070 per year. Housing and food costs are also increasing.

The university said it needed to raise tuition to pay for state-required healthcare and retirement benefit increases, safety initiatives, legal costs, maintenance and hiring teachers.

Clemson already had the second-highest in-state tuition of all public universities in the state in 2017— only Winthrop University was higher.

Clemson follows the University of South Carolina in raising tuition. Earlier this month, USC’s Board of Trustees raised tuition and fees 2.9 percent for in-state students.

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