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Cleveland State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,776 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,264 tuition
$11,662 on campus room & board
$800 books
$50 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$24,898 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,386 tuition
$11,662 on campus room & board
$800 books
$50 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,155 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
52% get federal aid ($4,359 avg)
38% get state aid ($823 avg)
47% get institn'l aid ($5,155 avg)
69% get loans ($6,174 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.34% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.11% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,374 78%
Federal Grant Aid $4,359 52%
Pell Grants $4,206 52%
Other Federal Grants $972 8%
Institution Grant Aid $5,155 47%
State Grant Aid $823 38%
Student Loans $6,174 69%
Federal Loans $5,772 69%
Other Loans $8,301 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Cleveland State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
(216) 687-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $386
Out of State $516


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Courtney from Port Clinton, OH
  • Jan-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Dorms are expensive, but they are really nice. They're all fully furnished, I live in a quad with 2 separate bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room.

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  • 3
  • Jessica from Cleveland, OH
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    If you're starting out as a freshman prepare to be in debt! Fall and Spring semesters cost around $5000 for a full-time schedule. That doesn't include books, food, supplies, and every other educational expense. I transferred from a community college where a full-time semester cost about $1200-$1500. CSU also has University partnership programs with some community colleges. You attend CSU classes through the community college and it's cheaper.

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  • 5
  • Peter
  • Sep-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The partnership program with Lakeland Community College is a must. It saves students a fortune in their first two or three years.

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