Public Price Promise

Private Education, Public Price

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Think a private university experience is expensive?
Think again.

Get a private school education at a public school price.


Our Public Price Promise scholarship awards you the difference in average cost of attendance between Cal Lutheran and any University of California school.

If you're admitted to both Cal Lutheran and a UC school, you're eligible!


The award amount for 2021-22 is $28,182.

Are you eligible?

If you're admitted to one of these University of California schools in the same enrollment term, Cal Lutheran will match the average cost.

  • UC Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • UC Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • UC Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  • UC Davis (UC Davis)
  • UC San Diego (UCSD)
  • UC Irvine (UCI)
  • UC Riverside (UCR)
  • UC Santa Cruz (UCSC)
  • UC Merced (UCM)

This opportunity is open to most applicants, including incoming freshmen, transfer students from any college or university, out-of-state students, and international students. Learn more

Get started today!

Discover just how affordable Cal Lutheran can be by applying for admission today.

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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 my parents and I needed to pay for was room and board.

Raquel Zagal
The Advantages of a Private School Experience

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 Cal Lutheran?

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