Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

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97% of new students received financial aid last year. Learn about costs and financial aid options to see what you might actually pay.

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To help support our students and their families during this difficult time, Cal Lutheran has committed to keeping tuition steady for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Cost Year Total
Tuition (12-18 credits per semester) $45,500
Student Fees (non-refundable) $512

Students with part time status (1-11 credits per semester) or credits taken in excess of 18 per semester are charged at $1,470 per credit.

All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. Transcripts and diploma will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance owed to Cal Lutheran.

Housing Costs
Housing Costs for 2021-2022
Room Per Semester Year Total
Standard (4-students/suite) - Pederson, Thompson, Mt. Clef, Old West, New West $4,065 $8,130
Kramer, Mogen $5,825 $11,650
Grace Hall/Trinity Hall ** $6,505 $13,010
Trinity Hall Studio ** $6,835 $13,670

** Residents in Kramer, Mogen, Grace, and Trinity Halls are not required to purchase a meal plan. Visit our Housing website for more information.

All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. Transcripts and diploma will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance owed to Cal Lutheran.

Meal Plans
2021-2022 Mandatory Plans for students living in standard residence halls
Plan Meals Flex Dollars Guest Meals Cost
19 Meal Plan 19 per week
(285 per semester)
$50 per semester 3 per semester $3,420 per semester
$6,840 year total
210 Block 210 per semester
(avg. 15 per week)
$50 per semester 3 per semester

$3,390 per semester
$6,780 year total

190 Block 190 per semester
(avg. 12 per week)
$50 per semester 3 per semester $3,172 per semester
$6,345 year total
2021-2022 Voluntary Plans for commuter students or students living in apartment-style residence halls
Plan Meals Flex Dollars Guest Meals Cost
Combo 25 Meal

25 per semester

$200 per semester 0 $510 per semester
Combo 50 Meal 50 per semester $200 per semester 0 $765 per semester

Unused meals for Mandatory and Voluntary Plans expire at the end of each semester. All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. Transcripts and diploma will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance owed to Cal Lutheran.


View the estimated cost of attendance including books, personal expenses, and transportation.

View tuition and fees for 2020-2021


Other one-time costs

Audit Fee: One half the tuition listed above

Late Registration Fee: $50
for registration submitted after the add/drop deadline

Late Transaction Fee: $50
for employer reimbursement applications received after the second week of the semester

Transcript Fee: $5.00 minimum
additional fees may apply, refer to the Registrar's site.

All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. 

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