Student Loans for Clemson Students

About Clemson University

Clemson StudentsClemson is a public university, founded as an agriculturally focused military academy in 1889. Between then and the present day, Clemson has seen many changes, from being reclassified as a civilian school, then becoming coeducational, then becoming integrated, and then becoming a university, a litany of changes which all took place in a period of 9 years (1955-1964). Now, Clemson is a top 25 national public university, and is home to almost 16,000 undergraduates and rabid Clemson Tiger fans: both the Clemson football and basketball programs are worth bragging about in the ACC.

Only a fool parts ways easily with his or her money while receiving Clemson financial aid. Consider this: you’re being given and/or are borrowing money to attend college. Why spend that money on things you don’t really need? Student season tickets to football ($250ish) or basketball games are okay, and the occasional/rare meal out at Mellow Mushroom or Pot Belly Deli is acceptable, but seriously, only spend when you have to. Keep those coffers shut tightly.

Aid Packages

student aid packagesAs with all aid packages, student loans, work-study programs, grants, and scholarships are lumped together, depending on need and various complex factors that aid officers have to deal with, and are combined to create a general aid package for Clemson students. 90% of Clemson students receive financial aid; while only 38% of students accept the federal student loans they were offered. A decent amount of Clemson students wind up taking out private student loans to pay for college, as all other available forms of aid simply were not enough. If you are in a similar situation and require extra funding for college, then check out our student loan comparison tool to search for, compare, and even apply for a private student loan that fits your financial need and profile best.


Pay for Clemson University*

Total Avg. Cost $23,478
Tuition $10,298
Room & Board $11,238
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 90%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $5,854
Federal $2,385
%Receiving Loans 42%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $12,172
%Receiving Other Loans 6%

Get into Clemson University

Admission Rate 58%
Total Enrollment 19,111
Men 54%
Women 46%
Graduation Rate 77%
Application Fee $50

Contact Clemson University

201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-4636
Financial Aid Office URL
Admissions Office URL

*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics

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