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CSU Housing Costs

$4,460 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost
$11,032 On-Campus Room & Board Typical Cost
$4,900 Other Off-Campus Living Expenses Typical Cost
$8,670 Off-Campus Room & Board Typical Cost

How Much Does it Cost to Live at CSU ?

Knowing the many expenses associated with attending college can allow you to make the best decision. The costs of supplies, room, and board add up fast!

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CSU Room and Board Expenses The housing and dining options at CSU are combined. The typical student paid about $11,032 in 2021 to live on campus.

The next table outlines average expected prices at Charleston Southern University for both living on campus or off campus and other charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$11,032$11,032
Other Living Expenses$4,460$4,900

Planning on Spending 4 Years in the Dorms? Estimated Cost is $67,786

On-campus housing and dining at CSU have changed around 2.7% for each of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If current trends in housing and meal expenses carry on, we expect incoming first years in 2022 to pay about $16,050 for their first year of college. Two-year students would spend approximately $16,631 in their last year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will probably spend about $17,867 in their last year.

Four-year students will wind up spending a total of around $67,786 in living costs by the time they complete their degree, while students obtaining their associate degree will pay a total of about $32,681.


* estimated

How to Finance Your CSU Education?

More Details on Campus Living Arrangements

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.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity1,424

Cost to Live On Campus is Average

CSU room & board add up to $15,492, which is close to the national average of $15,282.


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