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In-state tuition at Clemson for out-of-state students?

Hey y'all! I've been looking into Clemson University and I was wondering if they offer in-state tuition to out-of-state students? If so, what are the qualifications or programs I should know of to be eligible?

6 months ago

Hey there! In general, Clemson University does not automatically offer in-state tuition to out-of-state students. However, there are a few ways out-of-state students can potentially qualify for in-state tuition rates:

1. Regional Contract Program: If you're from a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) state and plan to pursue a major not offered in your home state, you may be eligible for in-state tuition rates through the Academic Common Market. Check the SREB website for eligible states and majors.

2. Non-Resident Merit Scholarships: Clemson offers merit-based scholarships to out-of-state students that can significantly reduce the cost of attendance. While these scholarships don't necessarily provide in-state tuition rates, they can still make attending Clemson more affordable.

3. Admission with an In-State Student: Out-of-state students who are admitted and enroll with an in-state student as part of a shared enrollment plan may be eligible for the in-state tuition rate. Keep in mind that these students must be pursuing the same degree and have a shared residential address.

4. Establishing Residency: If you establish residency in South Carolina by living in the state for 12 continuous months without enrolling in college (and meeting specific criteria such as working in the state, paying state taxes, and obtaining a South Carolina driver's license), you may be eligible for in-state tuition. However, this process can be challenging and time-consuming.

In summary, while in-state tuition isn't automatically available to out-of-state students, there are a few options you can explore to reduce tuition costs. Make sure to review all the requirements and qualifications for each option before taking any action. Additionally, reach out to Clemson University's financial aid office or visit their website for more information on these opportunities. Good luck!

6 months ago

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