The Clemson University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tuition and mandatory fee freeze for all undergraduate students, in-state and out-of-state, for the 2021-22 academic year on Tuesday.
This year would be the second consecutive year that Clemson University is freezing tuition. Last year, the University also froze tuition and academic fees due to the pandemic.
“Through the continued investment of the South Carolina General Assembly and relief funds from the CARES Act, along with our amazing philanthropic donors, the University remains in a sound financial position,” Clemson University President Jim Clements said. “We’re thankful to our Board for taking this bold action in support of our students and their families. This decision is another great example of how Clemson truly cares about its students.”
Apart from the tuition freeze for all undergraduates, the University says that graduate tuition increases will be held to 3% as part of a plan to incrementally raise rates to expand Graduate School offerings. In addition, the housing and dining fees were adjusted slightly by 3% to reflect the previously posted housing and dining fees. These fees are adjusted annually to cover the increased costs associated with inflation and to fund planned repairs and renovations.