A guide for new undergraduate students
When you are admitted to Cal Lutheran, you and your family might have a lot of questions
about how you’ll cover the costs of tuition, housing and other necessities.
We can tell you this — it costs less than you think.
Will you be living on campus?
How we compare
As listed on each university's website for 2023-24.
We do our best to make sure everyone who is admitted to Cal Lutheran can afford it.
In fact, 98% of traditional undergraduate students received scholarships and grants last year, and the average financial aid package was about $41,380.
We have students from all economic backgrounds.
Family income of first-year students
There are three main types of financial aid you might qualify to receive. We'll work with you and your family to put together the best possible financial aid package.
We offer a range of scholarships based on academic merit and other criteria.
This is money that does not need to be repaid.Find scholarships
There are a variety of federal, state, and university grants that are awarded based on financial need.
This is also money that does not need to be repaid.Find grants
Cal Lutheran participates in several low-interest federal loan programs for students.
Additional loans are also available to parents.
Your financial aid package combines all of these items to help you cover the cost of your education.
We also provide a work-study program that allows you to have a part-time job on campus while building your resume and time management skills. If you choose to work on campus, the money you earn can be considered as part of your financial aid package.
Use the Net Price Calculator
The best way to get a personalized estimate of what you might pay is to use our calculator. Take a few minutes to answer some questions and you'll get an estimate you can save and print out.
All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate.
The very first step in applying for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA is used to determine if you qualify you for need-based assistance programs such as government grants, institutional scholarships and and federal subsidized loans.
When filling out your FAFSA, use Cal Lutheran's FAFSA code 001133.
How easy is it to fill out? Watch this video!