Tuition & Aid

As part of its commitment to educational excellence and access, Central Connecticut State University works to keep tuition low while providing a robust financial aid program that has grown to more than $100 million annually. Aggressive fundraising to support our students allows the University to provide $1.4 million in scholarships to nearly 900 students each year. We also offer the Central Payment Plan, where students make tuition payments in up to five installments.

Tuition & Fees At A Glance

The Net Price Calculator can help guide a prospective student through estimating their financial aid options.

Academic Year 2024-25


Student TypePer Term
Connecticut Resident$6,525.00
International Student13,495.00


Student TypePer CreditRegistration FeeTransportation Fee
Connecticut Resident$642.00$58.00$40.00


Student TypePer Term
Connecticut Resident$7,281.00
Domestic/NEBHE (Full-Time)$9,460.00
International Student$14,145.00


Student TypePer CreditRegistration Fee
Connecticut Resident$809.00$65.00
Doctoral In-State$1,109.00$65.00
Doctoral Non-Resident$1,109.00$65.00

Academic Year 2023-24


Student TypePer Term
Connecticut Resident$6,190.00
New England, NY, or NJ Resident$7,856.00


Student TypePer CreditRegistration FeeTransportation Fee
Connecticut Resident$612.00$58.00$40.00
Online In-State$612.00$58.00 
Online Non-Resident$628.00$58.00 


Student Type Per Term
Connecticut Resident $6,945.00
New England, NY, or NJ Resident $9,020.00
Non-Resident $13,486.00


Student Type Per Credit Registration Fee
Connecticut Resident $771.00 $65.00
Non-Resident $786.00 $65.00
Doctoral In-State $1,058.00 $65.00
Doctoral Non-Resident $1,058.00 $65.00
Online In-State $771.00 $65.00
Online Non-Resident $786.00 $65.00


2023-24 Fee Breakdown

*Registration fees are non-refundable unless cancelled by the University. Tuition and Fees for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 (subject to change)

Financial Aid

A college education is a big investment. It's worth it, and help is more accessible than you might think. Last year, Central awarded more than $10 million in financial aid to transfer students alone. Get started by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). Use Federal School Code 001378.

Financial Aid Information


The CCSU Foundation, Inc., in conjunction with various departments across campus, administers scholarship funds annually. Incoming and transfer students are offered scholarships through the admissions process. Each year, continuing students must submit an annual application in late fall for the following academic year.

Scholarship Information

Living On Campus

Central is a great place to live, learn, and grow. Living on campus at Central provides students with a sense of community, academic support, recreational opportunities, social activities, and safety and security. Students who live on campus have access to a variety of resources that can help them succeed in their studies and in their personal lives. There is also a variety of dining options available to students, including a dining hall, a cafe, and a Starbucks.

Central offers several affordable options for living on campus and dining.

Residence Hall & Meal Plan Options

Student Financial Literacy & Support

The Office of Financial Literacy provides students the knowledge and support needed to successfully navigate the challenges that come with: 

  • Financing an education 
  • Living on their own for the first time 
  • Managing the financial aid process 
  • Paying bills 

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