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.
Below is a breakdown of the major expenses of attending CWRU for the current academic year.
|Residential Student||Commuter Student|
|Housing and Meal Plan||$15,190||$4,070|
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 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 2018-19 academic year, students will receive $13,600 less in need-based grant, if the student has eligibility, if they choose to live off campus.
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.
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.
First-Year Applicant Deadlines
|APPLICATION PLAN||Financial Aid Documents Deadline|
|Early Action||November 15|
|Early Decision I||November 15|
|Early Decision II||January 15|
|Regular Decision||February 1|
Transfer and 3/2 Engineering Applicant Deadlines
|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|