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Case Western Reserve Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Case Western Reserve University was $52,448 a year.

Tuition increased 3.96 percent in 2021, from $50,450 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Case Western Reserve

Case Western Reserve University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Ohio as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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Case Western Reserve International Student Tuition

Case Western Reserve has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

On-campus jobs

Loans from outsideCase Western Reserve

Case Western Reserve-specific loans

Case Western Reserve-specific scholarships

International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

Case Western Reserve Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Case Western Reserve

Room and board at Case Western Reserve is $16,080 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $9,350.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Case Western Reserve

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Case Western Reserve, you can expect to pay about $1,200 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Case Western Reserve pay $500 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Case Western Reserve University campus is in a urban setting in Ohio. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For Case Western Reserve students, $550 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $6,730 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does Case Western Reserve cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $52,448
Room and Board $16,080
Board Only $6,730
Books and Supplies $1,200
Yearly Fees $500
Transportation $550
Other expenses $1,350
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $71,578
Off-Campus $62,228

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Case Western Reserve’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for part-time students

Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve

The majority of Case Western Reserve undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 2,475 of the 5,430 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Case Western Reserve meets 97 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $48,862 a year. Around 43.43 percent of Case Western Reserve undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Case Western Reserve graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $31,201 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $22,769
State Loans $0
Case Western Reserve-Specific Loans $8,462
Private Loans $41,199
Most Common Loans for Case Western Reserve Students
Federal Loans 41.37%
Institutional Loans 3.37%
Private loans 9.34%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Case Western Reserve financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Case Western Reserve

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Case Western Reserve awarded 2,408 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $93,666,866 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $53,217,147 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Case Western Reserve

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Case Western Reserve students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Case Western Reserve was $48,862 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Case Western Reserve seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $22,716
Off-Campus $13,366

What will attending Case Western Reserve really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Case Western Reserve's net cost calculator on their website.

Case Western Reserve Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Case Western Reserve does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Case Western Reserve offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Case Western Reserve University offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Case Western Reserve has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: International Students Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Case Western Reserve Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$70,228

In State

$70,228

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$52,448
$52,448
Fees
$500
$500
Housing
$16,080
$16,080
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Case Western Reserve Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

46%

Average Financial Aid Package

$48,434

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,465

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

30%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$52,948

Out-of-State

$52,948

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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