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A sound investment.

A Case Western Reserve University education is an investment in you—and your future.  We provide a variety of merit scholarships and need-based aid. As of fall 2017, we meet 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students. And, based on the success of our alumni, we are confident a CWRU education pays off.

Tuition & Fees

Below is a breakdown of the major expenses of attending CWRU for the 2024-25 academic year.

This table details the tuition expenses that a student might encounter at CWRU
  Residential Student Commuter Student
Tuition $66,020 $66,020
Housing $10,812 $3,340
Meal Plan $7,950 $1,086
Fees $654 $654
Matriculation Fee $700 $700
Books $1,200 $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,350 $1,350
Transportation variable variable
Additional Nursing Fees $1,190 $1,190

Case Western Reserve University reserves the right to adjust the cost of attendance because of unexpected campus closures and/or adjustments to the academic calendar. These circumstances could include, but not be limited to, a sudden natural disaster or health crisis. In these situations financial aid eligibility is adjusted accordingly.

Case Western Reserve University will add a transportation allowance of up to $2,000 based on the student’s state of residence.

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 from home, live off campus (not with family) or in Greek housing, the university will adjust the housing and meal plan portion of your cost of attendance and any need-based grant will be adjusted accordingly.

Aid & Scholarships

Applying for Financial Aid

To be eligible for consideration for financial aid and are an incoming U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States but wish to be considered for financial aid, you must complete the CSS Profile.

If you indicate you wish to be considered for financial aid, your application won’t be considered complete until the necessary financial aid documents are submitted.

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Applying for Scholarships

Case Western Reserve offers a select number of scholarships, including awards in the amount of tuition, that require applicants to provide additional information and respond to an essay prompt.

To be considered for these special awards, you must submit complete admission and scholarship applications by Jan. 15. If you receive a scholarship, you’ll be notified by April 1.

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Financial Aid Deadlines

First-Year Applicant Deadlines

Deadlines for Financial Aid Documents
APPLICATION PLAN  Financial Aid Documents Deadline
Early Action CSS: November 15 | FAFSA: January 15
Early Decision I CSS: November 15 | FAFSA: January 15
PPSP CSS: December 15 | FAFSA: January 15
Early Decision II CSS and FAFSA: January 15
Regular Decision CSS and FAFSA: February 1

Transfer and 3/2 Engineering Applicant Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadline for Transfer Students and 3/2 Engineering
Application Plan Financial Aid DOCUMENTS Deadline
Fall Semester (August) Early Plan April 1
Summer Semester (Nursing Students Only) April 1
Fall Semester (August) Regular Plan May 15
Spring Semester (January) October 15