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, 511 KB) 

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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 2019-2020 academic year is $21,700; for new transfer students, it is $13,900.
  • The average total financial aid package, including federal and state grants, work-study and low-interest loans, awarded to new freshmen for the 2019-2020 academic year is $34,800; for new transfer students, it is $30,900.

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 2020–2021 academic year:


Per Year

Per Semester


Tuition * $32,660 $16,330

Part time: $978

Overload: $489*

Technology Fee $414 $207  
Wellness/Medical Fee $134 $67  
Student Activity Fee $332 $166  
Registration and Records Fee $86 $43  
Student Green Fee $10 $5  
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Total (commuter) $33,636 $16,818  
Room & Board ** $10,226 $5,113  
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Total $43,862 $21,931  
* 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.