Clemson University's Board of Trustees voted to increase the tuition and fees for the 2017-18 school year in a meeting Thursday afternoon.
The board approved a proposal to increase tuition and fees by 2.75 percent for in-state undergraduate students, 4.25 percent for undergraduate out-of-state students and 7.61 percent for graduate students for the upcoming school year.
Brett Dalton, vice president for finance and operations, said in a presentation to the board that the increase in tuition for in-state undergrads is the lowest in 20 years.
The increase in tuition and fees for graduate students is higher than last year's 6.09 percent increase, a jump Dalton said was warranted due to graduate students already having jobs.
"These are typically working professionals — these are folks that are employed," Dalton said.
The decision comes after the board delayed voting on tuition, fees, housing and dining costs in a teleconferenced meeting last month until the quarterly meeting Thursday.
On Thursday, the board met as a whole at Clemson's Madren Conference Center and voted on the proposal, which they received a copy of three days ago.