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California Lutheran University G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

How Much of California Lutheran University's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?

How much will you pay to attend CLU? Below you can review how much of your expenses at California Lutheran University the GI Bill® will cover.

Isn't G.I. Bill® Coverage All the Same?

Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at California Lutheran University is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!

Veterans Typically Attend California Lutheran University for no More Than $24,876

If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend California Lutheran University should not be more than $24,876.

Veteran Sticker Price$68,375
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$43,499
Total Out Of Pocket$24,876

Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by California Lutheran University will not be fully covered. California Lutheran University charges $45,982 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$45,982
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$20,235
Total Out Of Pocket$25,747
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant With No Limitations

California Lutheran University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and does not place limitations on the awards it grants. You must still apply for and be accepted so contact the college. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award that should result in no out of pocket costs related to tuition and fees.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

California Lutheran University awarded a total of $322,718 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 37 veterans for an average award of $8,722 ($17,444 after government matching).

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,470, California Lutheran University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.

Below Cap for State Residents?$1,470 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap
Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?$1,470 per creditis not below tuition assistance cap

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what California Lutheran University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $951. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$21,313
Post-9/11 Benefit$22,264
Total In Your Pocket$951
A MHA of $2,783 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what California Lutheran University estimates your expenses to be ($1,080).

Supplies Expenses$1,080
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$80
Not Happy With This College? Is California Lutheran University not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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