The Office of Student Business Services assists students in understanding their semester billing.

This department is responsible for sending out semester bills, emailing monthly statements to the student's Concordia-Chicago email account if they have a balance, offer support for the tuition payment plans, process student refunds, issue book vouchers (if the student has a credit/negative balance) and ensure payments on the student tuition account are posted accurately. This office also manages student accounts that are not currently enrolled but are in a collection status.

Any student that is registered for any course, whether full time or part time, at Concordia University Chicago is responsible for financial obligations resulting from tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or any other source.

For questions about billing, setting up a CUC payment plan, student refund, book voucher or payments, contact us for more information.

Traditional undergraduate academic year cost for the 2024-2025:


Per Year

Per Semester





Part time: $1,104.00 per credit hour

Overload: $552.00 per credit hour*

Technology Fee




Wellness/Medical Fee




Student Activity Fee




Registration and Records Fee




Green Fee








Total (commuter)








Room & Board












Total Room & Board**



$200.00 annual room reservation fee for returning students





Total (Resident)




*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 Student Business Services Office for specific details about additional fees.

Fee information for new/admitted students is available from an Admission Counselor or via the student portal, CUConnect.

University Course Fees 2024-25 (PDF)

Additional miscellaneous fees (if applicable):



Commuter Cash (Meal)

$100.00 per Semester

Commuter Parking

$176.00 per year ($88.00 per semester)

Resident Parking

$640.00per year ($320.00 per semester)

Graduation Fee (Walk or No-Walk)


Contact Student Business Services

Addison Hall, Room 156
708-209-3176 (Fax)

Mailing Address
Concordia University Chicago
Office of Student Business Services
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Office Hours

  • Monday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The University provides several convenient options for making tuition payments.

In Person: Payments made in person may be made via cash, money order, personal check or credit card. Concordia University Chicago accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

By Mail: Payments can be mailed directly to the University. These must be in the form of a personal check, money order or cashier’s check made payable to: Concordia University Chicago, Student Business Services, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305.

By Phone: Payments by telephone must be made via credit card. Credit card payments over the telephone will be subject to a 2.95% convenience fee to be added to the total amount being paid. 

Online: Online payments must be in the form of either a bank account (ACH) transaction (at no additional cost) or credit card. Any online credit card transactions will be subject to a 2.95% convenience fee based on the total amount of your payment.

Monthly Payment Plans (Undergraduates Only)

Students may sign up for a monthly tuition payment plan via the Concordia Connect portal. Separate payment plans must be set up for each semester. You may set up on this plan as early as April 1 for the fall semester, and October 1 for the spring semester. By enrolling early, you will have six months to spread out your payments, which translates to a lower monthly payments. If you need assistance in estimating your cost of attendance, please contact the Office of Student Business Services at 708-209-3241.

  • Log into the Concordia Connect portal
  • Click on the Billing/Financial Aid tab
  • Navigate to the Tuition Payment Information portlet
  • Click “Sign up for the CUC payment”