Tuition and Costs

The Value of a Central State Education

A college degree is a lasting investment in your future. And Central State gives you the most affordable tuition cost among all of Ohio’s four-year public universities. With top-quality programs, professors who are respected in their fields, and a supportive environment, we prepare you to succeed — and to lead. Enroll at CSU, and your tuition will stay the same for four consecutive years. We call it the Marauder Tuition Guarantee. 

The Cost of College

Figuring out how much college will cost you can be confusing, but it’s important to make sure you have enough funds to cover your expenses until you graduate. The first step is to understand your “net price” of attending college. 

Net price equals your cost of attendance minus what you receive in financial aid.  

Your cost of attendance includes direct costs paid to CSU, such as tuition, fees, and room and board. It also includes indirect costs, like books and supplies. 

Financial Aid is the package of grants, scholarships, and other funds you may receive. Grants you’re eligible for will depend partly on your family income. Different factors will help determine any scholarships you may be able to get. 

Our Net Price Calculator can help you do the math.

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Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance

These are the costs for full-time students in 2022–23. Part-time students can find information here. 

Additional Information

Each Central State student is required to have health insurance coverage. If you already have coverage, we’ll ask you to sign a waiver before you start in September. If you don’t have insurance, you’ll need to buy it through Central State. The cost for university insurance coverage is $1,600 per year.  

Covering Your Costs

“Financial aid” is a really broad term that means everything that can be used to finance your education. Examples include federal and state grants, scholarships, work-study, federal student loans, and federal parent loans. Most of these types of aid are determined by your family’s finances. Some, like certain scholarships, are based on your academic record or your chosen career path. We’ve created the resources you need to navigate the process of paying for your Central State education. Questions? Reach out to your recruiter.

Your Financial Aid Award

Accepted students receive a notice that explains how much financial aid they’ve been awarded, and what types of aid. When you get your financial aid package, make sure you review it carefully. It’s you and your family’s responsibility to understand your total financial obligation to the university. Your award will cover some or all of your direct costs, which include the cost of tuition, fees, and room and board. Indirect costs —  including books and supplies, transportation, and other miscellaneous items — might be covered, but only if you still have grant and/or scholarship funds left after financial aid has covered your direct costs.