Undergraduate, law and most graduate students at Cleveland State University will pay the same for their education in academic year 2008-09 as they did this year. In keeping with the Ohio Governor’s and Board of Regents’ directive to hold down tuition costs, University Trustees voted to freeze the current undergraduate and law school tuition effective with the fall semester. For the academic year beginning in August, tuition will remain $7,920 per year for full-time undergraduate students and $16,477.50 for law students. Graduate students’ tuition will also remain unchanged at $11,420.50 for the academic year in all but two programs (the Executive MBA program and the Master’s of Public Health, offered in conjunction with Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM)).
This is the third consecutive academic year that undergraduate tuition has not increased.
Cleveland State University has consistently been one of the most affordable among Ohio’s colleges and universities and now has the lowest out-of-state undergraduate tuition among the six northern Ohio public 4-year institutions (with the exception of a special rate Youngstown State University offers students from western Pennsylvania school districts) and the second-lowest for undergraduate Ohio-resident students.
Cleveland State University President Michael Schwartz commended Gov. Ted Strickland, Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut and state legislators for recognizing that affordable higher education is crucial to Ohio’s future.
“Anything that any of us can do to make higher education more affordable for students and their families is to be commended and encouraged,” said President Schwartz. “The Governor’s support and the Chancellor’s plan for improving and promoting higher education and increasing the number of Ohioans holding degrees are admirable. Our Board of Trustees fully agrees and was only too happy to do its part in making education affordable to more people.”
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