Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH, 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.
$16,582
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,841
$30k - $48k
$14,839
$48k - $75k
$18,061
$75k - $110k
$19,682
$110k+
$19,915
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.
$10,592
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.
$15,290
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.
$12,670
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: allin1@csuohio.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
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.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,096
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.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,711
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,757
Students receiving state aid
34%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,571
Students receiving federal aid
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,711
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.
$1,181,587
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,630,233

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
$6,239
Students receiving federal loans
64%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,266
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,418
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.
$14,000
Loan Default Rate
6%
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

3.69 Average Rating
Being a Student gets you $15.00 FRONT ROW tickets to the Hannah Theatre, FREE ADMISSION to the Botanical Gardens and the Natural History Museum as well as discounted admission to other museums and theaters. Not to mention all of the FREE TICKETS that students get tossed at them via the Student Life Department.
Sir Joshua from Cleveland, OH
Compared to other schools I researched, this school truly does take the cake. CSU has some of the lowest rates I have seen in any of the other universities in Ohio! Good pricing for a good school.
Alicia from Grafton, OH
is a great value even for a state school.
Allison from Elyria, OH
I am in the Honors Program, which pays full tuition, class fees, and books. The Honors Program only requires that you keep a 3.5 GPA. This really helps my family financially. The only payment needed to pay is room and board. Also, Cleveland State has the second-lowest tuition rate of all the universities of Ohio, which is relieving.
India from Columbus, OH
Other than the school having a great learning environment, it has a lower tuition than most schools out there. While this wasn't the main factor that pulled me into the school, it definitely helps that you and your family won't have to worry as much about getting money for school. On top of that, the scholarships that are available are abundant. One word of advice with all of the scholarships though - APPLY EARLY! Being early with things, especially when it comes to academics, is one of the best things to do.
Iddrisu from Seven Hills, OH
While I am commuting, I find the tuition very appealing. Most financial aid will cover the cost of tuition and the payment plans are easy to follow and affordable.
Megan from Mentor, OH
The great thing about Cleveland is how much you get for the little you pay. The education is great, filled with professors who really care. On top of that, the amount of food you get is a great perk! The dorms are probably the nicest you could imagine, with a lot of space. It seems like CSU has some of the nicest facilities while you don't pay as much as you would for other colleges. On top of that, Cleveland offers a plethora of scholarships for those who can't afford it!
Alexandra from Cincinnati, OH
For those planning to live on campus, its a truly amazing experiance. There's always something going on somewhere from Glow in the Dark parties in the Rec to breakfast at night during finals week. In the classroom I felt that my professors wanted each student to succeed and for the most part they knew me by name, although its a huge school.
Rachel from Homeworth, OH