CSU Housing Costs
How Do CSU'S Room and Board Costs Compare to Other Schools?
Make the right financial choice for yourself by taking the true cost of college into account. Start by understanding just how much you'll be paying each year for room, board, and other living expenses.
On this page you will find:
- Living Expenses Outline
- Room & Board Trends and Total Expenses
- Meal Plans and Housing Requirements
- Housing Costs Comparison
CSU Room and Board Expenses CSU offers students both housing and dining options. The on-campus housing expense for a typical student was $2,700 in 2021, and the price of an average meal plan was $4,100.
Learn Clarks Summit University costs for both on-campus and off-campus housing, along with dining plans and other expenses in the the next table.
|Expense||On Campus||Off Campus|
|Room and Board||$6,800||$8,100|
|Other Living Expenses||$1,700||$2,903|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$1,000|
Will You Spend 4 Years On Campus? Forecasted Cost is $39,765
In the past five years, CSU room and board have adjusted 2.5% on average each year, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 should expect to pay approximately $9,672 for room, board and other costs based on existing trends. Those young people might wind up having to pay around $9,848 in their second year, and $10,215 in their fourth year.
Total room and board costs over four years will be approximately $39,765; for two years it will be about $19,520.
How to Finance Your CSU Education?
Details on Living and Dining On Campus
Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether CSU does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.
Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like CSU that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at CSU.
|Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?||No|
|On-Campus Housing Capacity||594|
|Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan||21|
Living Expenses are Low in Comparison to Other Schools
Students at CSU spend just $9,500 to live on campus which is far below the national average of $15,282.
More about our data sources and methodologies.