General Regulations on Tuition

The majority of the operating budget of Clayton State University comes from appropriations passed by the Georgia General Assembly and allocated to the institution by the Board of Regents. Other sources of funds include student tuition, fees, contracts, gifts, and grants.

Fees are established by the University System of Georgia and are subject to change without notice. Semester fees are payable on or before registration payment deadlines as published for each semester.  A student’s registration process is not complete until payment is made in full. It is the responsibility of the student to be informed of, and to observe, all regulations and procedures regarding tuition, fees, payments, refunds, and financial aid.  It is the student's responsibility to see that their tuition and fees are paid even if the funds are provided by financial aid, scholarship, or some other source. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation or asserts that he or she was not informed of it by an advisor or other authority. Verbal misinformation is not grounds for a waiver of a regulation.

Checks should be made payable to Clayton State University for the exact amount of the required fees. During the normal registration period, the University accepts payment online or in person by VISA, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard subject to validation and approval. Payment of fees may not be deferred.  All fees are due and payable per deadlines published in the Schedule of Classes Tuition and fees usually increase every year and are subject to change without notice. For tuition and fees go to