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Cleveland State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$24,062 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,460 tuition
$12,670 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$132 fees
(Based on stats from 2019/2020)

$28,760 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,290 tuition
$12,670 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2019/2020)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,987 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,635 avg)
35% get state aid ($1,501 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($5,987 avg)
64% get loans ($6,239 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.81% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.55% 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 $7,190 74%
Federal Grant Aid $4,635 46%
Pell Grants $4,541 46%
Other Federal Grants $945 5%
Institution Grant Aid $5,987 45%
State Grant Aid $1,501 35%
Student Loans $6,239 64%
Federal Loans $5,570 61%
Other Loans $11,195 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Jessica from Galion, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Another cool thing about CSU is the diversity! Everyone seems to be more open minded to each others differences and all have fun talking about our different ways of life. I have made my best friends just through this one semester at CSU.

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  • Courtney from Port Clinton, OH
  • 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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  • Jessica from Cleveland, OH
  • 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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