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Clemson Trustees approve fifth consecutive in-state tuition freeze for 2024-2025


Clemson University’s Board of Trustees met Thursday to approve recommendations from the administration on tuition and fees for the 2024-2025 academic year and for the fifth consecutive year, will freeze tuition for in-state undergraduates.

“On behalf of the entire Board, I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to Governor Henry McMaster and the entire South Carolina General Assembly for their incredible commitment to Clemson University,” said Board Chair Kim Wilkerson. “Their continued commitment allows us to help meet the needs of our students, continue meeting the vision of our founder, Thomas Green Clemson, and look toward the future as we elevate Clemson University to new heights.”

The Board also approved a 3.5 percent increase in out-of-state tuition, only the second increase for non-resident students in the past five years. Over the same period, the consumer price index has increased 23 percent and the higher education price index has risen by 16 percent.

“Through approving tuition rates for the next academic year, our Board continues to demonstrate their dedication to keeping a Clemson education affordable for our students,” said Clemson University President Jim Clements. “We are also incredibly thankful for the continued support of Governor McMaster and the General Assembly, as their investment into our University allows us to continue fulfilling our land-grant mission and to make a significant difference across the state of South Carolina and beyond.”

The Board also approved housing and dining rates posted in January. These fees are adjusted annually to cover costs associated with inflation, to increase services and to fund planned repairs and renovations.


  • Clemson remains committed to affordability and a strong return on investment for students.
  • 99 percent of first-time, in-state students receive state scholarships.
  • 76 percent of undergraduate students receive some type of financial assistance, including state, federal and University awards.
  • 82 percent of entering first-year students received some type of financial aid in 2022-2023.
  • Named a Best Value College by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Money, Best Value Schools and Niche. 
  • A majority of Clemson’s graduates (54 percent) have no debt compared to the state (40 percent) and national (48 percent) averages.
  • This marks the fifth consecutive year Clemson has frozen tuition for in-state students.
  • The support of the General Assembly through increased tuition mitigation funding has allowed Clemson to freeze in-state undergraduate tuition for 2024-2025.
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