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CLU Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does California Lutheran University Cost?

Are the tuition & fee charges at California Lutheran University reasonable when compared to nationwide averages? Find out here. In this CLU cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does CLU Charge for Tuition?

$45,982 In-State Tuition & Fees
$45,982 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average tuition and fees at California Lutheran University ran about $45,982 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. Students from both in state and out of state paid the same price.

Tuition & Fees$45,500$482$45,982

CLU tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does California Lutheran University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do CLU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $45,982 for out-of-state undergrads, California Lutheran University is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country. Note that CLU does not give any in-state discounts.

The chart below shows how CLU compares to other schools nationwide, in the region, and in the state.

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Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: California Lutheran University Financial Aid.

CLU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.53% Tuition Increase
3.39% Fee Increase
$201,036 Est. 4-Year Cost

Over the past five years, CLU tuition and fees has grown by a rate of 2.54% annually. The tuition increased by 2.53%, and fees by 3.39%. The estimated cost for this year's tuition and fees is $48,382 if the growth rate continues.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for two years at CLU to be $97,994, and $201,036 for four years.

These numbers don't include room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at CLU.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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