Admission & Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Concordia University Chicago offers a high quality education that’s affordable. In fact, all admitted students receive institutional financial assistance.

The University is providing more than $15.5 million in institutional scholarships and grants to current students. The average freshman award for the current year is $13,000. The average total financial aid package is $25,500.

Concordia remains one of the Midwest’s most affordable private universities, citing both the academic reputation and generous financial aid as key factors in their decision to enroll. Our students know they will receive personal attention, in small classes, from professors who actively support students’ academic and career success.

This site outlines the various resources available to assist you in making a valuable Concordia education a reality. We encourage you to investigate all sources of assistance so that affordability is well within your reach. We look forward to our partnership as we work together to develop a plan that best suits your circumstances.

Traditional undergraduate academic year cost for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  Per Year Per Semester Per Credit
Tuition* $28,104.00
$14,052.00 $877.00 (part time) / $585.00 (overload)*
Room & Board**  $8,992.00  $4,495.00 ($200 deposit required)
Technology Fee     $264.00     $132.00  
Student Activity Fee     $280.00     $140.00  
Green Fee       $10.00        $5.00  

The tuition and fees listed above are standard. These numbers do not reflect the following: lab fees; other fees associated with course registration, ID card replacement, parking tickets, lost room or mailbox keys, etc.

Additional miscellaneous fees (if applicable)

One time Matriculation & Records Fee
$190.00 (new freshmen and transfers only)
Applied Music lab fees 
$240 per registration
Course credit by exam
$125.00 per exam
Credit for prior learning $235.00 per topic
Commuter parking $126.00 year ($63.00 per semester)
Overnight parking $520.00 year ($260.00 per semester)
ID replacement card
$30.00 (for each card replaced)
Dorm room key replacement fee
Mailbox key replacement fee $125.00
Graduation fee

Correspondence Study Courses:  Cost for the correspondence study courses will be $877.00 total for a 3 credit hour course.  This fee must be paid prior to registration.

* Full-time academic load consists of 12-18 credits per semester.  18.5 and above is an 'overload.'

***Room & Board is based on the standard room rate consisting of a two-person room occupancy