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CSU Housing Costs

$5,000 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$4,400 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,800 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$4,451 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

Chicago State University Living Expenses and How They Measure up?

Make the right college choice for yourself by understanding all of your college expenses. Begin by being familiar with how much you'll be paying each year for food, housing, books and more.

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CSU Housing and Meal Plan Costs Housing and dining plans are priced out separately at CSU. The average student paid $5,000 for housing and $4,400 for dining in 2021.

The following table outlines expected expenses at Chicago State University both for living on campus or off campus, dining plans as well as other charges.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$8,724$8,724
— Housing      $5,000
— Meals      $4,400
Other Living Expenses$4,451$4,451
Books and Supplies$1,800$1,800

What is Room & Board Over Four Years? The Estimated Total Comes to $62,097

On-campus housing and dining at CSU have not changed per year these past five years. If present tendencies proceed, incoming freshmen in 2022 will be charged about $15,184 in room, board and other costs in the first year and subsequent years of college. The room and board total over the course of four years will be close to $62,097; for two years it would be about $30,588.


* estimated

How to Finance Your CSU Education?

Living and Dining on Campus at CSU

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 Capacity300
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan19

Campus Expenses Here are Similar to Other Schools

Students who live on campus at Chicago State University pay a total of $14,975 for their room and board. This cost is similar to the national average of $15,282.



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