It is essential that students and families understand the cost to attend college. When reviewing your financial aid package, you must DO THE MATH to ensure you have enough money to cover the direct educational cost, which is inclusive of tuition, fees, room, and board. The indirect cost, which includes, books & supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous are items that can be covered if a student exceeds the financial aid needed to cover the direct cost. In most cases, if a student has more aid than needed, they will receive a refund check. (NOTE: Students will not receive a refund for non-refundable scholarships.)

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Direct Cost (tuition, fees, room, and board)


Indirect Cost (books & supplies, transportation, and misc.)


Cost of Attendance


Financial Aid Planning

Our Financial Aid & Planning Guide for Students and Their Families provides you with an overview of the financial aid options that are available to you through Central State University. This guide will provide you with information on how much it costs to attend Central State University as well as information about the various ways you can cover the cost of your education, including state and institutional grants, scholarships, federal and private loans, work-study awards, and payment plans.