Chadron State College
Chadron State College

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Calculate Your Costs

Chadron State College is committed to making your education affordable. We know college can be expensive, but CSC strives to be known for our affordable, high-quality education in the beautiful northwest corner of Nebraska.

A goal of ours is to help you find resources that can help you pay for college. You can start by applying for aid, through the FAFSA. The FAFSA will help you see the different grants, loans, and work study opportunities that are available to you.

In addition, don’t forget to apply for CSC scholarships. We offer a wide range of scholarships for academics based on GPA or ACT/SAT scores.

You can also be awarded scholarships based on talent in athletics, art, music, theater, cheer, and rodeo, as well as from our different programs of study across campus.

Tuition Guarantee

Chadron State College guarantees that all Pell-qualified Nebraska students can attend tuition-free. Qualified first-time freshman and transfer students pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a combination of federal grants, state or private grants, college remissions, or Chadron State Foundation scholarships to fill any tuition gap left after the Pell Grant.

Tuition Guarantee Information  

Higher Education Relief Fund III Assistance Available

During the 2021-22 academic year, students who are Pell-eligible or have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less are eligible to receive an additional $3,000 in Higher Education Relief Fund (HEERF) III financial assistance.

Relief Fund Information

Calculate Your Cost per Semester to Attend CSC

 
 
 
 

Sample Semester Cost of Attendance (Nebraska Resident)

Tuition (15 Credit Hours) 2,790.00
Fees 1,049.40
Housing (Semi-Private) 2,045.00
Meal Plan (200 Meal Block Plan) 1,900.00
Total $7,784.40

Sample Semester Cost of Attendance (Out-of-State)

Tuition (15 Credit Hours) 2,805.00
Fees 1,049.40
Housing (Semi-Private) 2,045.00
Meal Plan (200 Meal Block Plan) 1,900.00
Total $7,799.40

Cost Comparison

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Chadron State offers students the opportunity to receive a valuable and affordable education. When compared to other Nebraska colleges and universities, CSC student’s average cost is lower before financial aid than its in-state competitors.

 

Compared to Nebraska Schools, 2021-22 Academic Year

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Resident Non-Resident
Chadron State College $15,568.80 $15,598.80
College of St. Mary
(meals not included)
$29,800.00 $29,800.00
Concordia University $45,800.00 $45,800.00
Creighton University $56,224.00 $56,224.00
Doane University $48,380.00 $48,380.00
Hastings College $44,400.00 $44,400.00
Midland University $46,320.00 $46,320.00
Nebraska Wesleyan $49,404.00 $49,404.00
Peru State College $16,075.50 $16,075.50
University of Nebraska-Kearney $18,909.50 $26,289.50
University of Nebraska-Omaha $29,711.24 $44,801.24
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $22,012.00 $39,142.00
Wayne State College $16,258.00 $16,288.00
York College $28,500.00 $28,500.00

Costs based on tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan information from school websites. Exact costs may vary and are subject to change.

Eagle Rate

The Chadron State Eagle Rate is CSC’s low tuition rate for out-of-state students. No matter where you’re from, you pay the same low rate as in-state students, plus $1 per credit hour. An out-of-state student taking 15 credits per semester will only have to pay $15 extra for tuition compared to an in-state student.

Compared to Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming Schools, 2021-22 Academic Year

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Resident Non-Resident
Chadron State College $15,568.80 $15,598.80
Baker University $39,522.00 $39,522.00
Black Hills State University $16,065.00 $16,065.00
Colorado Christian University $47,636.00 $47,636.00
Colorado School of Mines $34,824.00 $56,124.00
Colorado State University $24,276.00 $43,556.00
Colorado State University-Pueblo $21,190.14 $29,507.04
Emporia State University $16,504.00 $19,142.00
Kansas State University-Manhattan $21,861.00 $37,737.00
Metro State University-Denver
(housing and meals not included)
$10,021.18 $27,502.18
Pittsburg State University $15,940.00 $15,940.00
Regis University $53,692.00 $53,692.00
South Dakota Mines $20,250.00 $24,670.00
South Dakota State University $16,540.00 $20,050.00
University of Colorado $28,170.00 $53,988.00
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs $22,229.70 $37,349.70
University of Kansas $21,766.00 $38,634.00
University of Northern Colorado $22,827.00 $33,912.00
University of South Dakota $17,644.00 $17,644.00
University of Wyoming $17,812.00 $32,362.00
Washburn University $18,685.00 $18,685.00
Wichita State College $20,060.02 $29,425.42

Costs based on tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan information from school websites. Exact costs may vary and are subject to change.

Paying for College

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While having the most affordable tuition in the region, Chadron State also offers multiple ways to help students pay for college. One scholarship application with no essay gives students the opportunity to receive additional scholarships. The FAFSA will help you see the different grants, loans, and work study opportunities that are available.

Graduate Debt Load

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During the 2019-20 academic year, 264 CSC graduates averaged $20,137 in debt. Thanks to affordable tuition and generous financial aid opportunities, CSC graduates can leave campus with much less debt than the Nebraska and national averages.

 Average Borrowed
CSC Students who graduated in 2019 $20,137
Nebraska average $30,013
National average $35,359

Based on institutional data and Experian.com.