On April 17, 2009, the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education signed Directive 2009-011 which allows Cleveland State to reduce the out-of-state or international surcharge to $1 per term for any student who has been displaced from their home country due to war, conflict or disaster.
A student can provide a letter of explanation supporting their request to the Bursar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. An approved reduction can remain in effect for a full academic year (Fall / Spring / Summer). Only students who have complied with immigration laws and have proper documentation proving their valid status, as required by the Department of Homeland Security are eligible for a tuition reduction. All information will be validated with the Center for International Services and Programs.
- Student must provide an APPROVED status-designation of either "Refugee" or "Asylee" on your Arrival-Departure Record (I-94)
- This process is only for tuition surcharge waiver requests for students that are asylees, refugees, and students on a temporary protected status (TPS) as a result of a current world situation involving war, conflict, or disasters.
- International students holding an F-1 student visa are NOT eligible under this waiver program.