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CCSU Tuition & Cost

New Britain, Connecticut

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Connecticut Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Central Connecticut State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$5,340
Room and Board $12,716
Other Expenses Budget$2,256
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Central Connecticut State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$5,340
Room and Board $12,716
Other Expenses Budget$2,256

Residents of Connecticut pay an annual total price of $28,074 to attend Central Connecticut State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,162 for tuition, $12,716 room and board, $1,600 for books and supplies and $5,340 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,348 which is 43.7% higher than Connecticut residents. The tuition charge is $18,436 while room and board is $12,716, books and supplies are $1,600 and other fees come in at $5,340.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Central Connecticut State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Central Connecticut State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,292
$30,001 to $48,000$13,248
$48,001 to $75,000$16,857
$75,001 to $110,000$18,877

The average reported annual net price for Central Connecticut State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,017 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

88% of full-time undergrad Central Connecticut State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,579 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 57% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,288 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,767.

Finanical Aid Central Connecticut State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,579 88%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,781 70%
Pell Grants $4,638 39%
Other Federal Grants $3,146 2%
State and Local Grants $2,748 20%
Federal Student Loans $5,288 57%
Other Student Loans $12,767 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Central Connecticut State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $56,660. The loan balance of $56,660 is a four year multiple of the $14,165 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $541 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $56,660
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $540.60
Total Interest Paid $8,211.87
Sum of All Loan Payments $64,871.87

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Connecticut Residents Non Residents
1 $28,074 $40,348
2 $29,423 $42,287
3 $30,838 $44,320
4 $32,320 $46,450

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Central Connecticut State University to be $112,296 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Central Connecticut State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Connecticut Residents $567 $1,701 $2,268
Out of State Residents $581 $1,743 $2,324

Estimated cost for a class at Central Connecticut State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Central Connecticut State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Central Connecticut State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128771 IPEDS survey data for Central Connecticut State University.