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CSU Tuition & Cost

Chicago, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

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

Residents of Illinois pay an annual total price of $26,179 to attend Chicago State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,488 for tuition, $8,724 room and board, $1,800 for books and supplies and $3,716 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $26,179 which is 0% higher than Illinois residents. The tuition charge is $7,488 while room and board is $8,724, books and supplies are $1,800 and other fees come in at $3,716.

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 Chicago 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 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

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

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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 $565 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 $59,188
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $564.72
Total Interest Paid $8,578.26
Sum of All Loan Payments $67,766.26

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

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