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Cleveland State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,157 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,449 tuition
$11,858 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$50 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$25,336 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,628 tuition
$11,858 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$50 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,442 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
53% get federal aid ($4,539 avg)
40% get state aid ($935 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($5,442 avg)
70% get loans ($6,246 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.72% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.50% 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 $6,552 80%
Federal Grant Aid $4,539 53%
Pell Grants $4,373 53%
Other Federal Grants $934 10%
Institution Grant Aid $5,442 45%
State Grant Aid $935 40%
Student Loans $6,246 70%
Federal Loans $5,644 69%
Other Loans $9,151 5%

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 $394
Out of State $526


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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