Tuition and Fees, Fall 2023 – Summer 2024

Tuition $500 per credit hour
Technology Fee $65 per term
Wellness Fee $50 per term

The total tuition you pay as a student will depend on how many credits you transfer to your Cal Lutheran bachelor’s degree program. You can find out more on our transfer credits page. You can also contact an admission counselor toll-free at 866-944-8289 or by email at

One-time or conditional fees

Graduate and Professionals Student Council activity fee $15, one-time fee applies to all new graduate students
Audit fee One half the tuition listed above
Late registration fee $55, for registration submitted after the add/drop deadline
Late transaction fee $55, for employer reimbursement applications received after the second week of the semester

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

Financial Aid

Our aim is to support your professional aspirations by making the financial side of your education as straightforward and manageable as we can. With that in mind, Cal Lutheran offers a variety of funding options from internal and external sources.

Don’t let the cost of an education keep you from realizing your academic goals. If cost is a concern for you, call us at 805-778-8948 or toll free at 866-944-8289.

First thing’s first: file your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the federal financial aid application that must be completed by anyone seeking federal or state financial assistance from an educational institution in the U.S. Our FAFSA school code is 001133. This form must be submitted each academic year.

Grants and other assistance

PACE Promise

Students who graduated from a Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE) program at a partner California community college are eligible to receive a $100 per credit tuition reduction. Students must enroll full-time to receive this reduction. This award cannot be combined with the Employer Discount.

Dare to Succeed Scholarship

The Dare to Succeed Scholarship was established in 2020 by the Suggs Family Foundation to support post-traditional students in the Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program. This program helps students who are already in the workplace and/or raising families go back to school to complete their bachelor’s degree. Many of its graduates are the first in their family to earn a college diploma.

Veterans Benefits

Cal Lutheran is a Yellow Ribbon University. Students who may be eligible for veteran’s benefits should contact their local Veterans Affairs Office or contact Cal Lutheran’s Office of Veteran Resources for specific information.

Employer Tuition Assistance Programs

Many companies offer tuition assistance to employees who participate in work-related or degree-oriented college programs. We provide a deferred payment option (up to six weeks after the end of the term) for students who take advantage of their company’s tuition reimbursement opportunities.

Employer Discount

Cal Lutheran has partnered with local organizations to offer a discount to their employees. If you are affiliated with one of the organizations listed here, you are eligible to receive a $100 per credit tuition discount.

Cal Grants

A Cal Grant may be available to eligible California residents who transfer from a California Community College, based on family income, assets and GPA. A minimum of three credits per term are required. Applicants must file a FAFSA form or California Dream Act application and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form. Visit the Cal Grant website for deadline information. by March 2 of each year.

Federal Pell Grant Program

Under the Federal Pell Grant program, eligibility will be determined based on the information submitted on the FAFSA. This grant is awarded to students with high financial need.

Federal and private loans

Federal Direct Subsidized Loans

Eligibility for the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan is determined by the FAFSA and is based on need. The government pays the interest while the student is in school. Students must be enrolled at least half time (three or more credits) to receive a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Eligibility for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is determined by the FAFSA and is not need-based. Students must be enrolled at least half time (three credits or more per term) to receive a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Eligibility will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Alternative/Private Loans

Students should always utilize any awarded Federal Direct Loans prior to seeking an alternative loan. Interest rates on alternative loans are often much higher than the Federal Direct Loan rates. Eligibility is determined by the lender. Alternative/private educational loans may only be taken out for up to the cost of attendance (less any financial aid received) as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Request Information

To learn more about the Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals offered by the Cal Lutheran School for Professional and Continuing Studies and download a brochure, please fill out the form. You can also get in touch with an admission counselor directly by calling us at 866-944-8289.

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