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California Lutheran University Tuition & Cost

Thousand Oaks, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for California Lutheran University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,971
Other Fees$482
Room and Board $14,100
Other Expenses Budget$3,817

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend California Lutheran University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $64,270 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $43,900 for tuition, $14,100 room and board, $1,971 for books and supplies and $482 for other fees. Out of state tuition for California Lutheran University is $43,900, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend California Lutheran University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income California Lutheran University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$18,173
$30,001 to $48,000$18,578
$48,001 to $75,000$22,493
$75,001 to $110,000$27,108

The average reported annual net price for California Lutheran University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $29,693 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

98% of full-time undergrad California Lutheran University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $28,930 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 55% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,494 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $20,670.

Finanical Aid California Lutheran University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $28,930 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $24,348 98%
Pell Grants $4,958 30%
Other Federal Grants $2,000 3%
State and Local Grants $8,550 35%
Federal Student Loans $5,494 55%
Other Student Loans $20,670 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to California Lutheran University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $106,320. The loan balance of $106,320 is a four year multiple of the $26,580 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,014 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $106,320
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,014.41
Total Interest Paid $15,409.21
Sum of All Loan Payments $121,729.21

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $64,270
2 $66,796
3 $69,421
4 $72,150

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California Lutheran University to be $257,080 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at California Lutheran University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,420 $4,260 $5,680

Estimated cost for a class at California Lutheran University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at California Lutheran University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California Lutheran University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110413 IPEDS survey data for California Lutheran University.