Chadron State College
Chadron State College

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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
Fees 1,036
Housing (Semi-Private) 1,995
Meal Plan (200 Meal Block Plan) 1,835
Total $7,656

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

Tuition (15 Credit Hours) 2,805
Fees 1,036
Housing (Semi-Private) 1,995
Meal Plan (200 Meal Block Plan) 1,835
Total $7,671

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 bill is lower before financial aid than its in-state competitors.

 

Compared to Nebraska Schools *Based on 2020-21 academic year

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 2020-21 Resident Non-Resident
Chadron State College $15,312 $15,342
Wayne State College $16,838 $22,415
Peru State College $18,052 $18,052
University of Nebraska-Kearney $18,262 $25,642
University of Nebraska-Omaha $19,452 $33,034
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $21,792 $38,922
York College $27,700 $27,700
College of St. Mary $30,218 $30,218
Midland University $44,752 $44,752
Hastings College $43,060 $43,060
Concordia University $45,800 $45,800
Nebraska Wesleyan $47,112 $47,112
Doane University $47,100 $47,100
Creighton University $53,818 $53,818

*Data retrieved from school’s websites.

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 $30 extra for tuition in a year compared to an in-state student.

Compared to Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming Schools

*Based on 2020-21 academic year

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 2020-21 Resident Non-Resident
Chadron State College $15,312 $15,342
Black Hills State University $15,580 $18,650
South Dakota Mines $21,050 $25,430
South Dakota State University $16,882 $20,358
University of South Dakota $17,364 $20,839
University of Wyoming $17,812 $32,362
Fort Hays State University $13,823 $24,269
University of Kansas $21,666 $38,534
Kansas State College $20,710 $35,938
Witchita State College $20,713 $29,583
Pittsburg State University $15,680 $27,250
Washburn University $18,549 $29,553
Emporia State University $16,568 $30,832
Baker University $38,520 $38,520
University of Northern Colorado $20,644 $32,902
Colorado School of Mines $33,820 $54,520
University of Colorado $28,478 $54,296
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs $24,236 $38,156
Colorado State University $24,700 $44,152
Colorado State University-Pueblo $21,594 $29,792
Regis University $38,208 $38,208
Colorado Christian University $47,636 $47,636
Metro State University-Denver (Does not include room & board) $10,164 $24,238

*Data retrieved from school websites

Paying for College

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While having the most affordable tuition in the region, Chadron State also offers multiple ways to help a student 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. Due to an affordable tuition and financial aid opportunities, CSC graduates leave campus with much less debt than the average college student.

  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