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Can You Afford California Lutheran University?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at CLU’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $24,490 and $64,692

Feeling a little stressed about paying $64,692 to attend California Lutheran University each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for California students, 97.7% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $28,930. Students from low-income families receive an average of $40,202 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$45,982
+ Room and board$14,596
+ Other expenses$4,114
Total cost$64,692
Affordability Score (6 out of 100)
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$64,692
- Grants and scholarships$28,930
Net price$35,762
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$64,692
- Grants and scholarships$40,202
Net price$24,490
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at CLU.

Projected Costs Between $109,708 and $396,924 For a Four Year Degree. Between $53,090 and $192,540 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend CLU in 2020 - 2021 was $64,692. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 3.0% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $68,672 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $75,105 for a bachelor degree candidate ($70,752 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $287,426 over the course of four years ($139,424 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at California Lutheran University

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.2%3.0%
Freshman year$26,118$36,589$68,672
Senior year$26,972$37,010$70,752
Total 2-year net price$53,090$73,599$139,424
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$20,225$28,039$53,115
Total monthly payment$611$847$1,604
Total amount paid$73,315$101,638$192,540
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.2%3.0%
Freshman year$26,118$36,589$68,672
Senior year$28,765$37,866$75,105
Total 4-year net price$109,708$148,901$287,426
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$41,795$56,726$109,499
Total monthly payment$1,263$1,714$3,308
Total amount paid$151,503$205,627$396,924

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending California Lutheran University.

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