Tuition and fees at Clemson University are going up for the 2016-16 academic year.
“We are committed to protecting the high level of academic quality that our students have come to expect and ensuring that students are able to get the courses they need to graduate on time," Clemson President James P. Clements said. "Tuition is crucial in funding our efforts to offer the best college experience possible for our students. We also are committed to keeping Clemson affordable, and we appreciate the support of the state and leaders of the General Assembly that has enabled us to keep this tuition increase low."
Tuition and fees at Clemson will increase 3.14 percent (which translates to about $218 per semester) for in-state undergraduate students, while out-of-state students will see their costs rise 4.27 percent ($700 per semester). Graduate students will pay 6.09 percent more for tuition and fees.
An increase of 5 percent will be applied to student housing and dining plans (about $80 a semester for dining and $167 a semester for housing; actual costs will depend on individual plans).
Clemson officials said the hikes were necessary to fund cost-of-living and state-mandated health and retirement costs, increased utility safety and security costs and facility stewardship.