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.
Changes to residence hall tier level, occupancy, or meal plan will affect the annual cost. UPPERCLASSMEN visit the Residence Life webpage www.centralstate.edu/housing for instructions on housing, meal plan options, and other information. A MyCSU account is required in order to access this information.
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 cashiers’ check, money order or by credit card at https://centralstate.afford.com/PPT/MakeaPayment. Contact the Cash Management office 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 that are made over the course of the academic semester. Installment plans are established online through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at centralstate.afford.com. 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 Payments are paid monthly over five months starting in July and are automatically withdrawn from a designated checking or savings account or by credit card.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 forward balance the exceeds $2,000.
Any student that is having trouble meeting their monthly payment plan, please contact the offices of Default Management at (937) 376-6233 or email@example.com or 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
Enrollment Clearance is completion of enrollment into the University. This is achieved by paying/covering the amount due on your student account.
All students who register for classes must complete their enrollment into the University by receiving Enrollment Clearance.
Administrative withdrawal means that your classes have been removed from the system because they were not Enrollment Cleared (not paid). If classes are administratively withdrawal you need to register again and contact the Office of Cash Management if you are on the payment plan or pay the amount due.
No. There is an ATM located in the University Student Center.
Financial Aid is applied directly to the student’s account to pay tuition, required fees, room and board (meals). Any over-payment is refunded to the student. Work Study cannot be used to guarantee payment. Parent Plus loans can be used if they have been approved.
You can attempt to take out a private loan with a financial institution or use the University’s approved payment plan or pay the difference through one of the other listed forms of payment.
Yes, we accept scholarships from all sources. They can be used to pay the bill or reduce the balance due. The Financial aid office should be given a copy of all award/ scholarship letters.
Once your bill is paid in full from any source and the payment results in an over-payment, then you are due a refund.
There are three methods of receiving a refund: Check, PNC pay card or direct deposit.
You qualify for book advance if you will have a credit after the mandatory charges have been accounted for.
Insurance is a mandatory fee which is charged to all students registered for 12 credit hours or more. If you have accepted /approved medical insurance the fee can be waived.
The insurance is waived by www.chpstudent.com . Once you provide your insurance information, the provider will determine whether or not you qualify for the waiver.
There is a deadline for waiving the insurance. If the deadline is missed, the fee will have to be paid.
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
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The Marauder Tuition Guarantee ensures that tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan charges will not increase during a four-academic-year period (12 consecutive semesters) for every newly enrolled CSU student.
The program starts in fall 2019.
No. Enrollment into the program is automatic for all new students beginning fall 2019.
The Marauder Tuition Guarantee Program provides the following benefits to students and their families:
The Marauder Tuition Guarantee Program is effective for a maximum of 12 consecutive semesters.
To qualify for the Marauder Tuition Guarantee program, students must satisfy the following 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.