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CSU Tuition & Cost

Chicago, Illinois

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In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Chicago State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$3,716
Room and Board $8,724
Other Expenses Budget$4,451

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Chicago State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$3,716
Room and Board $8,724
Other Expenses Budget$4,451

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Chicago State University for undergraduate students residing in Illinois is $7,488. Room and board charges total $8,724 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,800 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,716 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,451 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Chicago State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $26,179.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Chicago State University is $7,488 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $8,724 for room and board, $1,800 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,716. Students are advised to budget $4,451 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $26,179. This figure is 0% higher than what Illinois residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Chicago State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,637 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Chicago State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Chicago State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,685
$30,001 to $48,000$12,183
$48,001 to $75,000$13,678
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad Chicago 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 $13,381 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 78% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,229.

Finanical Aid Chicago State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $13,381 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $8,762 56%
Pell Grants $5,559 74%
Other Federal Grants $1,377 28%
State and Local Grants $4,297 59%
Federal Student Loans $5,229 78%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Chicago State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $59,188. The loan balance of $59,188 is a four year multiple of the $14,797 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 $627 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $59,188
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $627.49
Total Interest Paid $16,110.96
Sum of All Loan Payments $75,298.96

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $26,179 $26,179
2 $26,500 $26,500
3 $26,824 $26,824
4 $27,153 $27,153

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Chicago State University to be $104,716 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.2% 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 Chicago State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $312 $936 $1,248

Estimated cost for a class at Chicago 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 Chicago State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Chicago State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144005 IPEDS survey data for Chicago State University.