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Cleveland State Tuition & Cost

Cleveland, Ohio

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Ohio Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Cleveland State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$80
Room and Board $12,882
Other Expenses Budget$3,470
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Cleveland State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$80
Room and Board $12,882
Other Expenses Budget$3,470

Residents of Ohio pay an annual total price of $27,977 to attend Cleveland State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,745 for tuition, $12,882 room and board, $800 for books and supplies and $80 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $32,522 which is 16.2% higher than Ohio residents. The tuition charge is $15,290 while room and board is $12,882, books and supplies are $800 and other fees come in at $80.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Cleveland State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,213
$30,001 to $48,000$14,975
$48,001 to $75,000$18,338
$75,001 to $110,000$20,532

The average reported annual net price for Cleveland State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,219 in 2018/2019. 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

77% of full-time undergrad Cleveland 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 $7,649 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 60% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,101 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,244.

Finanical Aid Cleveland State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,649 77%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,182 55%
Pell Grants $5,086 44%
Other Federal Grants $898 5%
State and Local Grants $1,998 38%
Federal Student Loans $5,101 60%
Other Student Loans $12,244 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Cleveland State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $51,072. The loan balance of $51,072 is a four year multiple of the $12,768 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 $487 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 $51,072
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $487.28
Total Interest Paid $7,401.99
Sum of All Loan Payments $58,473.99

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Ohio Residents Non Residents
1 $27,977 $32,522
2 $28,621 $33,271
3 $29,280 $34,036
4 $29,954 $34,820

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Cleveland State University to be $111,908 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.3% 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 Cleveland State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Ohio Residents $448 $1,344 $1,792
Out of State Residents $637 $1,911 $2,548

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Cleveland 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=202134 IPEDS survey data for Cleveland State University.