Originally created 02/04/05

Students to pay more to live at Clemson University



COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson University students will pay more to live on campus next year.

On Wednesday, trustees approved a 4 percent increase, or about a $75 to $115, for each semester.

They also approved a new $25 fee to fund sprinkler installation costs in four residence halls and two apartment complexes, heating and air conditioning improvements and various renovations.

The increases will boost housing fees beginning in the fall semester for two freshman dorms by $75 and three upper-class dorms by $80-$100. Clemson apartments will see increases ranging from $85 to $115, officials said.

Also Wednesday, the board learned that more students are applying to Clemson and with higher test scores.

In-state applications are up by 16 percent compared with 2004, and out-of-state applications rose 24 percent, officials said.

The average SAT scores for applicants also is up 16 points this year to 1198.

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Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail, http://www.andersonsc.com