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CSU Housing Costs

$6,228 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$4,400 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,460 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,400 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

CSU Dorm & Dining Costs and How They Measure up?

It is essential to understand all the costs associated with your college career in order to plan appropriately. The expense of housing, meal plans, and supplies can really mount up after four years (or maybe more)! Make the best financial decision for yourself by taking these costs into account.

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CSU Housing and Meal Plan Costs CSU offers students separate housing and dining options. The on-campus housing cost for any standard student was $6,228 in 2021, and the price of an average dining plan was $4,400.

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

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$12,080$11,622
— Housing      $6,228
— Meals      $4,400
Other Living Expenses$3,400$4,240
Books and Supplies$1,460$1,460

Estimated Total of $72,983 in Living Costs Over 4 Years

For the past five years, CSU room and board have adjusted 3.9% on average each year, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 can expect to be charged roughly $17,440 for room, board and other costs based upon existing movements. Two-year students might pay close to $17,962 in their final year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will likely spend about $19,074 in their final year.

Over the entire degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the sum will come to around $72,983 for four years or $35,402 for a two-year stay.


* estimated

How to Finance Your CSU Education?

Living 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.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity1,467

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

CSU students spend $16,940 to live on campus, while the average student nationwide pays just $15,282.


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