Cost of college went up for all students at Clemson University

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.8 percent for 2017-18 at Clemson University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

In-state tuition and fees rose 2.8 percent for 2017-18 at Clemson University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

South Carolina residents paid $15,116 to attend the four-year public institution this year $408 more than the $14,708 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 138.5 percent more than residents this year, or $36,058. Their price tag grew 4.2 percent from $34,590 in 2016-17.

About 62 percent of the school's undergraduate population are South Carolina residents. And about 37 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 92 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 3,001 students received grants or scholarships totaling $31.55 million and 1,410 students took out student loans totaling more than $11.75 million.

Including all undergraduates, 13,278 students used grants or scholarships totaling $121.26 million. Another 7,363 took out $49.34 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~14,512
$13,436
$14,272
$14,708
$15,116
12.5%
Out-of-state
~8,660
$31,452
$33,190
$34,590
$36,058
14.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Clemson University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
554
16%
$2,431,555
$4,389
State / local grant or scholarship
2,110
61%
$12,370,726
$5,863
Institutional grants or scholarships
2,342
68%
$16,751,286
$7,153
Grant or scholarship aid total
3,001
87%
$31,553,567
$10,514
Federal student loans
1,354
39%
$7,359,763
$5,436
Other student loans
285
8%
$4,388,248
$15,397
Student loan aid
1,410
41%
$11,748,011
$8,332
Total student aid
3,158
92%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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