Public Price Promise

Private Education, Public Price

Attend Cal Lutheran for the average cost of select UC schools.

If you're admitted to one of these University of California schools, Cal Lutheran will match the average cost of attending them through the Public Price Promise scholarship:

Public Price Promise

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB);
  • University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  • University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
  • University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Private school advantages

At Cal Lutheran, you'll discover the same academic rigor and broad curriculum to explore your interests that you can find at a big state school.

But you'll also get the benefits of a private school education — a close-knit community, smaller class sizes, personal mentorship, and dedicated staff to support you in becoming career and future-ready.

Why choose Cal Lutheran?

Always receive the best value

The Public Price Promise scholarship awards you the difference in average cost of attendance between the included UC schools and Cal Lutheran.

The Public Price Promise award amount for 2016-17 is $24,754.

The scholarship is renewable for subsequent years. The award is recalculated each year and the amount you receive might go up, but it will never decrease.

How we calculate the amount

Raquel Zagal

I'm a first generation student and I come from a lower-middle class family. Having an older sister who also attended a private college, it was already difficult for my family. Thanks to the Public Price Promise, I was able to lower my tuition and cover it with my other grants and scholarships. All I needed to pay for, with the help of my parents, was room and board.

Raquel Zagal '17

Am I eligible?

The main requirement for eligibility is to have been accepted to both Cal Lutheran and one of the UC schools listed for the same enrollment term. If you fall into one of these categories, you may be eligible:

  • Incoming freshman
  • Transfer students from any college or university
  • Out-of-state students
  • International students

Learn more about eligibility requirements

How to apply

Apply to Cal Lutheran and submit your FAFSA to be automatically considered for the Public Price Promise. Once admitted, the scholarship will be included in your financial aid package if you qualified.

Additional scholarship details


Contact your admission counselor or check out the Frequently Asked Questions.