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Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition, Fees and Living Expenses for 2015-2016


Case Western Reserve University is committed to providing you with a state-of-the-art education. We make smart investments in the resources we believe are essential in preparing you for the wider world, including fiber optic and wireless networks, cutting-edge laboratories, renowned faculty, technologically advanced classrooms, sophisticated recreational facilities, comfortable residence halls and an enormous array of student services and support activities.

Below is a breakdown of the major expenses of attending CWRU for the current academic year.

2015 - 2016 Typical First-Year Budget

 Residential StudentCommuter Student
Tuition $44,156 $44,156
Estimated Room and Board $13,850 $3,120
Fees $404 $404
Matriculation Fee $510 $510
Books $1,200 $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,350 $1,350
Transportation $550 $900
Total Cost $62,020 $51,640

Case Western Reserve University is primarily a residential university, and we believe undergraduate students benefit from living on campus. Students' financial aid eligibility is determined by subtracting the family contribution from the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, living expenses, books and personal expenses). For those returning students who choose to commute or live off campus (not with family), the university uses a smaller commuter cost of attendance or budget to award need-based grant. These students typically receive less grant assistance than those living on campus. For the 2015-16 academic year, students will receive $12,300 less in need-based grant, if the student has eligibility, if they choose to live off campus.