Admission & Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

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 current year is $16,400; for new transfer students, it is $12,300.
  • The average total financial aid package, including federal and state grants, work-study and low interest loans, awarded to new freshmen for the current year is $29,500; for new transfer students, it is $26,200.

Concordia–Chicago remains one of the Midwest’s most affordable private universities, with students 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 CUC 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 2015–2016 academic year

Per Year

Per Semester

Tuition * $28,660 $14,330
Room & Board ** $8,992 $4,496
Technology Fee $390 $195
Wellness/Medical Fee $100 $50
Student Activity Fee $290 $145
Registration and Records Fee $70 $35
Student Green Fee $10 $5
Additional miscellaneous fees (if applicable)
Commuter parking $64 per semester
Overnight parking $265 per semester
ID card replacement $30
Graduation fee $130

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; 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.

* Full-time academic load consists of 12–18 credits per semester. An "overload" is 18.5 credits or above. Part time: $895 per credit. Overload: $537 per credit.

** Room & Board is based on the standard room rate consisting of a two-person room occupancy. $50 annual room reservation fee for returning students.