GRADUATE ON TIME WITH LESS DEBT
Nationally, most students attending a public university take an average of six years to graduate, costing an estimated $46,000 in additional tuition and $90,000 in lost wages. At CSU, you’ll be able to take advantage of our student-focused initiatives to keep you on track to graduation while preparing you to thrive in your career.
Our tuition is made even more affordable through a range of scholarships. In addition, CSU even has an Honors Program that covers full tuition for four years, plus several other merit-based awards that range between $2,000 and $8,500 per year.
NOTE: General scholarship awards are competitive and subject to availability of funds, which may be depleted earlier than the deadline. To ensure consideration, submit your application for admission and all supporting materials as early as possible. Final deadline for receipt of all application materials for possible scholarship consideration is 3/1 for freshmen and 4/1 for transfer students. In some cases, where indicated, individual scholarships will require a separate application and have earlier deadlines.
CSU’s Honors Program offers full tuition and fees for new freshmen and $5,000/year for new transfer students. To be considered, freshmen must have a 30 ACT/1370 SAT OR rank in the top 10% of their high school class. Transfer students must meet a set of requirements including 3.5 GPA. Honors application deadline are 1/15 for freshmen and 2/28 for transfer students. For more information, visit csuohio.edu/honors.
Students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), may qualify for grants at CSU. In order to be considered for loans and grants, students must complete the FAFSA. The application opens every year on October 1 and is available now at fafsa.ed.gov. It’s quick, easy and free!
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Benefit from Guaranteed Tuition Rates
We’re one of Ohio’s most competitively priced universities. Now, thanks to the CSU Guarantee, you’ll be better positioned to manage the costs associated with completing your degree because our rates are guaranteed for four years for new freshmen beginning Fall 2018. The program also applies to eligible new undergraduate transfer students — the transfer guarantee period is a proportional period of time based on the student’s transferrable credits.
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Take Four Courses and Get Two Free
We charge the same tuition for 18 credit hours as we do for 12. This means you can take up to six three-credit courses for the same cost as four — a savings of more than $2,500 per semester. Plus, by taking additional credit hours each semester you can position yourself to graduate ahead of schedule, shaving even more off the cost of your four-year degree.
Align Class Schedules with Life Schedules
We understand that you have real-life obligations like work and family. We make it easier to align your class schedule with other obligations through multi-term registration, which lets you secure your schedule for the entire academic year at once. Get answers to commonly asked questions regarding multi-term registration.
Get the Classes You Need
Don’t get shut out of required courses. With demand-driven enrollment, you’ll have an opportunity to be placed on a waitlist and alerted as soon as a spot opens or another class section is added.
Personalized Attention Makes a Difference
CSU’s Academic Advising Office provides a supportive atmosphere that empowers you to develop and implement educational strategies that are consistent with your values, goals and career plans. In recent years, a focus on freshman success — complete with intensive advising, extra support for those in remedial courses and a focus on monitoring attendance — has resulted in higher GPAs, more credits earned and better academic standing for CSU freshmen and transfer students.
Monitor Your Progress
We make it easy to monitor your academic progress with our online advising tool that lets you work with your academic advisor to plan your schedule, register for classes and complete your degree. You’ll track your progress in meeting the requirements in three of the main components that make up any degree at CSU: university, college and major/minor. CSU’s tool outlines each requirement and shows the courses that you’ve taken that meet the requirement while allowing you to instantly see a list of courses that can be used to satisfy any incomplete requirements.
On average, our graduates enjoy a $10K salary boost. According to the Brookings Institution, the mid-career salaries of CSU grads are 14.9% higher than similar graduates from other Ohio colleges and universities.
Student CenterA Hub of Campus Activity
This 138,000-square-foot living room for students is home to the campus bookstore, student club offices, a commuter lounge, game room, computer lab, multiple eateries, a ballroom and more!
Campus 411: All-in-1 Enrollment ServicesOne Stop for All of Your Enrollment Questions
Everything you need for a smooth enrollment process is right here. Our cross-trained All-in-1 professionals can help you with Financial Aid, Registration, Admissions, Student Records and Student Accounts.
Veteran Student Success ProgramA Designated “Military Friendly School”
The Veteran Student Success Program serves more than 600 veterans attending CSU, providing a range of services to all veterans, serving military personnel and military family members. We help ease the transition from military to college life through admissions assisting and counseling, academic advising, VA benefits counseling, tutoring and more.
Counseling CenterEmpowering Our Students
Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services Incorporated (IACS), CSU’s Counseling Center offers a wide range of services to students, including counseling and training on various topics, from interpersonal communication and testing anxiety to stress reduction and managing a chronic illness.
Disability ServicesIndividualized Student Accommodations
We provide individualized accommodations to students who may be facing a number of challenges, from learning disabilities and chronic health issues to attention deficit disorders and visual impairments. All accommodations through Disability Services are designed to ensure students have equal access to and participation in the CSU community.