Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$17,889
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,675
$30k - $48k
$14,257
$48k - $75k
$16,809
$75k - $110k
$19,918
$110k+
$21,359
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,068
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,028
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,000
Books and Supplies
$1,050
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,567
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,565
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,074
Students receiving state aid
25%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,753
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,565
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$26,917,649
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,047,623

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,929
Students receiving federal loans
63%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,524
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,018
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,835
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$234

What Students Are Saying

3.57 Average Rating
You get really great classes at central for what you pay and compared to other colleges in Connecticut central doesn't cost very much our bookstore however is rather expensive i would suggest shopping else where and the food is OK but it gets boring after a while as I'm sure it probably does at all colleges but as far as the education part (which is probably the most important ) you will be getting a wonderful learning experience for a reasonable amount of money for college.
Jessica from South Windsor, CT
Since CCSU is a state school, the price is very low compared to the expensive private schools most high school students strive for. Last year around March 2010, I was planning on going to a private school. After getting the financial report of $35,000 a year including all of the financial aid I received, I decided that going to a state school would be much more affordable. Looking back on my first year of college, I am no where near in debt because my scholarships went a long way. Not only is the school inexpensive, the bookstore runs a program where you can rent books for half of what the price would be. It only cost me about $250 last semester for books for 6 classes.
Kayla from Bristol, CT
All classes are worth your money. It isn't tough and professor just want the best for you. Do the work and they won't doubt you
Adam from Bridgeport, CT
Definitely worth the money, especially if it's in-state tuition
Danielle from New Milford, CT
CCSU is worth the price of tuition.
Wilbert from Hartford, CT
CCSU wants to give you the most cost-effective schooling as possible. Many students complain that college is too expensive, but this is not true of all colleges. My previous private school did not offer me nearly as many resources or cost-effective respect that Central does. First, the library is Tremendous! It is so large, and clean, and the librarians are so helpful. Many of the books students must read for their classes can actually be found in the library (a definite money-saver come book-buying time). The bookstore offers tons of used books to save money and started a new program where students can rent books for the semester at an extremely reasonable price. Students get $10 of free printing each Month, which is more than the average student would need. CCSU offers free or greatly reduced major events on and off campus throughout the school year, such as major artists at the spring and fall concerts (with names like Mac Miller, J. Cole, and LMFAO). Students are also encouraged to apply for school scholarships each year and CCSU makes a great effort to lower costs for students. Through the library website, students are exposed to many journals and research information that would otherwise not be available to them (except through paid membership). This perk is highly useful and helps broaden one's academic ability and know-how. CCSU also offers lots of free giveaways like T-Shirts and cups and other memorabilia. Hey, it's small, but it's still nice to be able to sport something with your school's name and know that it was free. CCSU Pride!
MM from EH, CT
ccsu is amazing. not too big not too small. its a great college.
Dillion from Bristol, CT

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