Admission & Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) estimates the annual amount needed to cover educational expenses while attending Concordia University Chicago. Several elements besides tuition, mandatory fees, room and board and residency determine the COA. It is important that you consider the cost of books and supplies, transportation and personal living expenses. Loan fees will also be added into the COA if you borrow a Federal Direct Loan to cover your educational expenses.

Final bills come from Student Business Services, which will contain actual tuition costs, fees and room and board charges if you live on campus.

Financial aid award packages cannot exceed the total COA for an academic year. An increase in the COA may be considered if an additional one-time educational expense occurs (ex. laptop purchase, study abroad expenses).

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2013-14
Traditional Full-Time Undergraduate Students

Expenses Living On Campus Living With Parent Living Off Campus
Tuition $27,044 $27,044 $27,044
Mandatory Fees $744 $744 $744
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Room and Board $8,664 $1,500 $5,850
Transportation $600 $900 $900
Personal/Miscellaneous $800 $800 $800
Total $39,052 $32,188 $36,538

Tuition: Flat rate tuition charge for full-time traditional undergraduate students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours for fall and spring semesters. An additional charge will incur if a student enrolls in more than 18 credit hours.

Mandatory Fees: All students are charged a student activity fee, matriculation fee, technology fee and green fee. Additional course fees may be incurred.

Books and Supplies: Average cost for books and supplies for an academic year. This may vary depending on your major.

Room and Board: If living on campus, the cost of room and board will be based on the room and meal plan selected. Those living with parents or off campus should consider this amount a reasonable estimate for food, rent and utilities.  

Transportation: Typical travel expenses to and from school, home or work (ex. gasoline, public transportation). 

Personal/Miscellaneous: Estimated costs of typical living expenses (ex. clothing, toiletries).