Residence Life and Housing

Housing Rates

Housing rates are subject to approval by the CSU Board of Trustees. Housing rates on the following pages are outlined based on the CSU Guarantee Cohorts which represent when first year degree-seeking undergraduates and eligible transfer students started at Cleveland State University.

Housing Contract Terms

10/12 Month Options

New for Fall 2024: All students have the option to choose a 10 or 12 month contract. The default contract will be 10 months (August-May), but students can now opt into a 12 month contract, that will also cover summer (August-July). Summer housing will be an additional $2000 for Summer 2025. For students who opt into a 12 month contract, this will be billed $1000 in the Fall 2024 semester and $1000 in the Spring 2025 semester so that financial aid/grants/scholarships can aid in funding, if applicable. 

Break Periods

The Euclid Commons and Fenn Tower residential communities close during break periods. Students are permitted to stay in the communities during the Thanksgiving Recess and Spring Break periods as long as they register when break registration opens. However, the Euclid Commons and Fenn Tower residential communities are closed during the Winter Break period (between the end of Fall semester and the start of the Spring semester). Students who wish to stay during Winter Break will pay an additional charge to reflect the Winter Break period as outlined in the rates below. Students residing in The Edge and The Langston residential communities do not have to leave during the Winter Break period as long as they register when break registration opens

Housing Rates by Cohort

2024-2025 Cohort Housing Rates

2023-2024 Cohort Housing Rates 
2022-2023 Cohort Housing Rates 
2021-2022 Cohort Housing Rates 
2020-2021 Cohort Housing Rates 
2019-2020 Cohort Housing Rates (2022-2023 only)

Meal Plan Rates

All residents living in university housing are required to select one of the residential meal plans for the entire academic year. Students residing in The Edge and The Langston will be eligible for a condensed meal plan at a lower rate to reflect the independent living environment while ensuring students have access to sustenance throughout the year while dining locations and restaurants are open. The Meal Plans and rates for 2023-2024 can be below. *Rates for the 2024-2025 cohort will be availble beginning February 1, 2024. 

Residential Meal Plans for 2023-2024 Annual Semester
Green & White Unlimited Meal Swipes + $400 dining dollars each semester $4,760 $2,380
Weekly 14 + $150 dining dollars each semester $3,710 $1,855
Weekly 5 + $500 dining dollars each semester $2300 $1,150

More information can be found in the Viking Food Co. (Campus Dining) website. Rates are also outlined by CSU Guarantee Cohort.