Welcome to the Net Price Calculator, hereafter referred to as the “Calculator”. You've
come to the right place. We are happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and
pay for your college education. Using the Calculator, you can find out your eligibility
for financial aid from schools to which you plan to apply and estimate your out-of-pocket
expenses. Rather than shy away from applying to colleges because of the anticipated
cost, results from the Calculator will show you how affordable obtaining your degree
might really be.
Even if you're not going to college in this upcoming year, the Calculator will still
be helpful. Younger students and their parents can use this tool to learn about college
costs and receive early financial aid information. Colleges have different resources
and financial aid policies, so your "net price" may vary from institution to institution.
How does it work?
The Calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts
you provide to estimate the amount of grants that are likely to be available to you.
Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of education at
your school of choice.
The Calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types
of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a first time college freshman attending
school full-time. It is a tool which we hope will give you a reasonable picture of
your options so that you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.
As you use the Calculator, please remember:
- It is not an application for admission or financial aid.
- The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
- The Calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and grant eligibility.
The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid awards.
- You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as
possible on or after January 1 of the year you plan to attend college.
Completing the Calculator should take only a few minutes of your time. You will need
to answer some basic questions about your family’s financial situation so it might
be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.
The tuition and award data used in the Calculator is based figures for the 2011-2012
school year. A Calculator based on 2012-2013 figures should be available in December
2013. (date is subject to change)
The estimates produced by the Calculator do not represent a final determination, or
actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates
based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in 2011-2012 who
met all eligibility requirements. The price of attendance and financial aid availability
changes year to year. The estimates generated by the Calculator shall not be binding
on Chicago State University (CSU).
In 2011-2012, 96% of first time, full-time freshman enrolling at CSU received grant
and scholarship aid. The Calculator does not take into consideration loan eligibility,
nor does it place any estimate on possible part-time employment (work-study) on campus.
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order
to determine their eligibility for Federal financial aid that includes Federal grant,
loan, or work-study assistance, as well as to determine eligibility for certain State
of Illinois assistance programs. The Calculator’s estimates are based upon the assumption
that a student has completed the FAFSA process. For more information please go to
our Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) web page.
Before you begin . . .
One of the first questions presented by the Calculator relates to “Residency”. You
are offered two options: “Eligible for in-state tuition” and “Eligible for out-of-state
tuition”. By direction of the Board of Trustees of Chicago State University first
time full-time freshman who reside in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin are eligible for
a reduced out-of-state tuition rate. If you reside in one of the aforementioned states
please deduct $8,251 from the “Estimated net price” computed by the Calculator to
arrive at a figure that more accurately represents your “estimated net price”. PLEASE NOTE:The Calculator will not present a reasonable estimate for international students.
If you are an international student please contact the Office of International Programs to discuss your costs and assistance options.
The Calculator does not take scholarship eligibility into consider. In addition to
the "Estimated total grant aid" estimated by the Calculator, and taking advantage
or any loan eligibility they may have, students should pursue scholarship funding
opportunities. Please visit our Scholarship Information web page for more information.
Are you ready?
(Please make sure you enable pop ups on your browser to open the Net Price Calculator)
We are here to help make CSU an affordable option for you and your family. For additional
information relating to tuition and fees, and funding opportunities, please contact
the CSU Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Aid.