Admission & Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

Concordia University Chicago provides scholarships of up to $20,000 annually. Download our financial aid brochure to learn more about the scholarship you may qualify for! (PDF, 393 KB) 

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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 $17 million in institutional scholarships and grants to current students.
  • The average scholarship and grant award provided by the University to new freshmen for the 2017-18 academic year is $19,500; for new transfer students, it is $14,600.
  • The average total financial aid package, including federal and state grants, work-study and low-interest loans, awarded to new freshmen for the 2017-18 academic year is $32,900; for new transfer students, it is $29,600.

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 2017–2018 academic year:


Per Year

Per Semester


Tuition * $30,656 $15,328

Part time: $924 per credit

Overload: $554 per credit *

Technology Fee $394 $197  
Wellness/Medical Fee $118 $59  
Student Activity Fee $308 $154  
Registration and Records Fee $76 $38  
Student Green Fee $10 $5  
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Total (commuter) $31,562 $15,781  
Room & Board ** $9,448 $4,724 $50 annual room reservation fee for returning students
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Total $41,010 $20,505  
* Full-time academic load consists of 12–18 credits per semester. An "overload" is 18.5 credits or above.
** Residential student Basic Room and Board Plan rate; 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 student Web portal, Concordia Connect.
Additional miscellaneous fees (if applicable):



Commuter parking $140 per year ($70 per semester)
Overnight parking $550 per year ($275 per semester)
Graduation fee $140