Admission & Financial Aid


Financial Aid

Concordia University Chicago provides scholarships of up to $21,000 annually. Download our financial aid brochure to learn more about the scholarship you may qualify for! (PDF, 659 KB) 

Students who attend Lutheran high schools or who are of the Lutheran faith are eligible for The CUC Guarantee

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

  • The University is providing more than $21 million in institutional scholarships and grants to current students.
  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new freshmen for the 2018-2019 academic year is $20,800; for new transfer students, it is $14,500.
  • The average total financial aid package, including federal and state grants, work-study and low-interest loans, awarded to new freshmen for the 2018-2019 academic year is $34,800; for new transfer students, it is $29,500.

We encourage you to explore the various financial aid resources available to assist you in making a CUC education a reality. Be sure 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 2019–2020 academic year:


Per Year

Per Semester


Tuition * $31,926 $15,963

Part time: $956 per credit

Overload: $478 per credit *

Technology Fee $404 $202  
Wellness/Medical Fee $132 $66  
Student Activity Fee $324 $162  
Registration and Records Fee $84 $42  
Student Green Fee $10 $5  
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Total (commuter) $32,880 $16,440  
Room & Board ** $9,996 $4,998  
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Total $42,876 $21,438  
* Full-time academic load consists of 12–18 credits per semester. An "overload" is 18.5 credits or above.
** Basic Room and Board Plan rate for residential students; based on standard two-person room occupancy
NOTE: The tuition and fees listed above are standard. These numbers do not reflect the following: science lab fees or other fees associated with course registration; applied music lab fees; course credit by exam; credit for prior learning; parking tickets; lost room or mailbox keys; replacement ID card; etc. Contact the Office of Student Business Services for specific details about additional fees.

Fee information for new/admitted students is available from your Admission Counselor or via the admitted student portal, Concordia Connect.

Additional miscellaneous fees (if applicable):



Commuter parking $150 per year ($75 per semester)
Resident parking $600 per year ($300 per semester)
Graduation fee $146