The cost of attendance (COA) estimates the annual amount needed to cover educational expenses while attending Concordia University Chicago. Several elements besides tuition and technology fees determine the COA.

It is important that you consider the cost of books and supplies, transportation and personal living expenses.

Final bills come from Student Business Services, which will contain actual tuition costs and mandatory fees.

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).

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2020-21
Full-Time Graduate Students 
(Enrolled in entire 16-week enrollment period each term; summer through spring terms) 

Expenses Living Off Campus
Technology Fees $270
Books and Supplies $1,350
Room and Board Charges $11,400
Personal $1,800
Travel $1,200
Loan Fees $92
Total $16,112

Cost FAQs

MBA courses are $710 per credit hour. Most courses are three credits. There are 39 total credit hours required to complete the MBA program. (The accounting concentration includes 54 credit hours.) Please Note: Fees are subject to change.

There is a technology fee of $15 per credit hour, and students pay for their own textbooks.

Payment is due before the start of each course.


Graduate assistantships are available for the academic year. The assistantship begins in the fall and ends in the spring semester. Applications are available in April and can be obtained through the Office of Graduate Admission.

Spring 2020

First 8-week Course
Payment 1 - Due January 10, 2020
Payment 2 - Due January 31, 2020
Payment 3 - Due February 14, 2020

Second 8-week Course
Payment 1 - Due March 6, 2020
Payment 2 - Due March 27, 2020
Payment 3 – Due April 30, 2020