Graduate Admissions

Financing your Graduate Education

Cleveland State University is committed to offering world renowned graduate programs, taught by world class faculty, at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Ohio. This is why we believe CSU is a best-in-class value for graduate education. CSU graduate students enjoy state of the art research and classroom facilities, a first class recreation center, and the convenience of attending a University located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Our priority is making this an investment you can afford. Over the years, we've kept our tuition cost competitively low, making a CSU graduate degree a valuable investment.

 

Tuition Rates

FALL 2016 / SPRING 2017 / SUMMER 2017

In State OUT OF STATE (DOMESTIC) Out of State (INTERNATIONAL)

Graduate Tuition
The per credit hour rates for the College of Business and select programs in the College of Sciences and Health Professions, the College of Education & Human Services, as well as the School of Nursing is different than the figures noted here.  NOTE:  Full time status for Graduate students is 9 hours or more.

$4,782.80
($531.40 per credit hour)

$8,148.60 (905.40 per credit hour) $8,990.10 ($998.90 per credit hour)

Doctoral Tuition

The per credit hour rates for the College of Business and select programs in the College of Sciences and Health Professions, as well as the School of Nursing is different than the figures noted here.  NOTE:  Full time status for Doctoral students is 9 hours or more.

$4,782.60
($531.40 per credit hour)

$6,886.80 ($765.20 per credit hour)

$6,886.80
($765.20 per credit hour)

Law School Tuition

Students entering Fall 2015.  NOTE:  Full time status for Law students is 10 hours or more.

$10.465.00 ($1,046.50 per credit hour) $14,396.00 ($1,439.60 per credit hour) $14,396.00 ($1,439.60 per credit hour)

Law School Tuition

Continuing students in Year 2, 3 and 4)  NOTE:  Full time status for Law students is 10 hours or more.

$10,019.00
($1,001.90 per credit hour)

$13,771.00 ($1,377.10 per credit hour)

$13,771.00
($1,377.10 per credit hour)

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Assistantships

  • Research/Professional Development Assistantships - Assist the CSU faculty and/or staff members in conducting research or performing activities relevant to their degree program. These are assigned to faculty or staff who are working in a variety of different areas to extend the students' research experience and professional development.
     
  • Teaching Assistantships - Assist departments in carrying out undergraduate instructional programs. Teaching Assistants aid faculty members in assembling classroom materials, leading class discussion groups, supervising laboratory sessions, tutoring, evaluating student per-formance, and carrying out other related instructional activities.
     
  • Other - To be used only with prior permission of the dean.
     
  • International Teaching Assistants - whose native language is other than English may not be assigned direct instructional activities until they have taken the "Speak Test." This will assess and certify a student as proficient in spoken English. Assessment and certification are conducted by the University Testing Center. For more information, click here.

 

Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Degree-seeking graduate students (U.S citizens and Permanent Residents) are eligible for federal student loans by submitting the FAFSA. The same FAFSA rules and regulations apply to graduate students and undergraduate students. In addition to student loans, you are eligible for a variety of assistantships to help you cover the cost of tuition. For financial aid purposes, half time enrollment is six (6) credit hours.

Non-degree graduate students may also be eligible for loans but this is based on the amount of money they are permitted to borrow as an undergraduate student.  Non-degree graduate students are eligible for a one-time award consisting of three consecutive semesters of loan eligibility.  Students must be enrolled for six credits per semester.

For More information about applying for aid and submitting your FAFSA application click here