Understanding College Cost / Payment of College Bills

By registering for classes at Central State University, you are financially responsible for all charges related to your course registration, meal plan, housing, and other related fees. In addition, you may also incur fines, penalties, or damage fees, which may be processed through the student account. Please complete payment of tuition and fees by the due dates and billing statements to maintain active enrollment status and the ability to register for courses in the future.

2022-2023 Annual Estimated Cost

Changes to the residence hall tier level, occupancy, or meal plan will affect the annual cost. UPPERCLASSMEN, visit the Residence Life webpage centralstate.edu/housing for instructions on housing, meal plan options, and other information. A CSU student email account is required in order to access this information.

Payment Plans – Single Payment or Installments

For Newly Enrolled Students
The final step in the financial/Enrollment Clearance (EC) process requires that payment arrangements are made for any remaining account balance that is not covered by the student’s financial aid award (i.e., loans, grants, and scholarships) before the start of any semester. Students who complete the EC process are eligible for University housing, meal plan selection, student identification cards, and other amenities.

The Single Payment option means that the bill balance is paid in full by cashier’s check, money order, or credit card at https://payit.nelnet.net/form/BMmJ8oar. Contact the Office of Cash Management at (937) 376-6343 for further instructions.

The Installments Payment option means that the bill will be paid monthly. This option provides a pathway to EC (account balance goal = $0) through scheduled payments made over the course of the academic semester. Installment plans are established online through Nelnet Campus Commerce at https://mycollegepaymentplan.com/centralstate. A $35 administrative start-up fee is required and must be paid when the account is established. Payments are paid monthly over five months starting in July and are automatically withdrawn from a designated checking or savings account or by credit card. The first payment is due July 1.

Students can contact the Office of Cash Management at (937) 376-6343 prior to selecting a payment option to verify their balance amount.

For Continuing Students Only
The goal for all students is to have a $0 balance by the end of each academic year. However, if the goal cannot be met, the University will allow a total maximum cumulative balance to be carried forward into the next academic year. No carried forward balance can exceed $2,000. At no time can a student have a new or carry a forward balance that exceeds $2,000.

Any student that is having trouble meeting their monthly payment plan, please contact Cash Management at (937) 376-6343 for assistance.

Failure to adhere to the Payment Plan Schedule
Missed payments will cause an account to be moved to Default status. Accounts in Default status are subject to enforcement collection proceedings by the Office of the Ohio Attorney General.

Additionally, the following consequences will be implemented:


Frequently Asked Questions: Please click the question for the answer

1. What is enrollment clearance?


2. What does ‘Administrative Withdrawal’ mean?


3. Does the Office of Cash Management provide banking services for students?


4. How is my Financial Aid award applied?


5. What can I do if my Financial Aid is not enough to cover all my University charges or if I do not have Financial Aid?


6. Do you accept scholarships from other sources?


7. How do I know if I will get a refund?


8. How will my refund be processed?


9. How do I know if I qualify for book advance?


10. Am I required to have student insurance? What if I have insurance?


11. How do you waive/enroll in the insurance?

Marauder Tuition Guarantee

College affordability for students and families is very important to Central State University (CSU). The University has implemented and adopted several initiatives to maintain the value of a college education and assist families in the management of their investment. One of these initiatives is the Marauder Tuition Guarantee program. Enroll at CSU, and your tuition rate will remain the same for four consecutive years, guaranteed!

Below are Frequently Asked Questions that will be helpful in your understanding of the program and its benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click the question for the answer.


1. What is the Marauder Tuition Guarantee Program?


2. When does the Marauder Tuition Guarantee Program start?


3. Is there a separate application process for the Marauder Tuition Guarantee Program?


4. Why is the Marauder Tuition Guarantee Program so important and so special?


5. Is there a maximum or a minimum number of semesters in which I may enroll?


6. What are the requirements?

If you have additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (937) 376-6348. The Marauder Tuition Guarantee program is a derivative of the program created by the State of Ohio. Read more about the State of Ohio’s Undergraduate tuition guarantee program for all four-year public institutions at http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3345.48.