Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Concordia University reserves the right to change tuition and fees subject to written notification.

Traditional B.A. Tuition

  • Tuition/Hr .5 to 5.5 credits: $470 per semester credit
  • Tuition/Hr 6.0 to 11.5 credits: $990 per semester credit
  • Tuition 12-18 credits: $14,810 per semester
  • Tuition/Hr in excess of 18 credits/semester: $470 per semester credit
  • Tuition/Hr for Honored Citizens: $55 per semester credit (one course per term – please see below)
  • Tuition/Hr for Auditing a Course: $295 per semester credit
  • Tuition/Hr for CTE Certificate Program: $470 per semester credit
  • Tuition/Hr for Off-Campus Summer Term Field and/or Experiential Courses: $250 per semester credit
  • Tuition for ENG 101 THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE-PARADOX Summer Bridge Program:  $100 per credit hour

Note: Students enrolled in traditional academic programs are eligible to apply for Concordia University grants-in-aid.

Career and Technical Education Program (Undergraduate)

  • Tuition $470 per credit

Early Childhood Education Program (Undergraduate)

  • Tuition $470 per credit

Health & Human Services Programs (Undergraduate)

  • Tuition B.S. Social Work: $470 per semester credit ($245 in excess of 12 credits)
  • Tuition B.S. Health Care Administration and Long Term Care Administration:  $450 per semester credit ($245 in excess of 12 credits)
  • Cohort Majors (beginning Summer 2011): $4,835 per semester up to 12 credits ($210 in excess of 12 credits)
  • Cohort Majors (beginning Summer 2012):  $5,030 per semester up to 12 credits ($210 in excess of 12 credits)
  • Cohort Majors (beginning Summer 2013):  $5,230 per semester up to 12 credits ($230 in excess of 12 credits)
  • Cohort tuition per credit, Post HHS Core Classes: $425 per semester credit

Homeland Security Program (Undergraduate)

  • Tuition $450 per credit

Tuition for Honored Citizens

The "Honored Citizen Rate" applies to individuals age 62 and over who are not matriculating towards a degree at Concordia University. These individuals may take ONE course per semester at the rate of $55 per credit. This course can be audited or taken for academic credit. Persons utilizing this program are responsible for the cost of books, course materials, or any special course fees in addition to the tuition. These students may take seats in the class only as they are available over and above the seats taken by matriculating students. This discount will be applied during the three weeks prior to the beginning of the term, and decisions on class availability are made by the Registrar. The "Honored Citizen Rate" applies only to regularly-scheduled and taught courses that have sufficient enrollment, and does not apply to concurrent enrollment at another school, Independent or Directed Study, private lessons, or tutoring.

Education Program Specific Fees

  • EDU 341-344: $195
  • EDU 451-454: $305
  • EDU 491-494: $410

Dining and Housing Fees

Campus Dining Services

100% Declining Balance Program as of Fall Semester 2013

  • Lower Base Plan: $2,100
  • Main Base Plan: $2,475
  • Premium Plan: $2,625
  • Commuter Plan: $470
  • Mandatory Apartment Plan: $100
  • Voluntary Apartment Plan: $1,245
  • Voluntary ELS Session Plan: $190

Off-campus students and students living in campus apartments may purchase debit-purchase meal plans in various amounts. Refer to program brochure for details.

Campus Housing

  • Elizabeth Hall, Neils Hall, Weber Hall
    • Standard (2+ persons per room): $2,290 per semester
    • Single: $2,290 per semester
  • East Hall
    • Suite (2+ persons per room): $2,290 per semester
    • Suite (Single): $2,290 per semester
    • 2 Bedroom Apartment: $2,710 per semester
    • 4 Bedroom Apartment: $2,710 per semester
  • Holman (Coates) Apartments
    • $2,710 per semester
  • Concordia Place Apartments
    • Studio: $3,410 per semester
    • 2 Bedroom: $3,070 per semester
    • 3 Bedroom: $3,070 per semester
    • 4 Bedroom: $3,070 per semester
  • K-Street  Apartments
    • Studio: $895 per month
    • Studio - Large: $960 per month
    • Studio - Dbl Occupancy: $480 per month
    • 1BR - Standard: $1,205 per month
    • 1BR - Standard Dbl Occupancy: $602.50 per month
    • 1BR - Large: $1,255 per month
    • 1BR - Large Dbl Occupancy: $627.50 per month
    • 2BR - Standard: $1,795
    • 2BR - Standard Dbl Occupancy: $897.50
    • 2BR - Large: $1,820
    • 2BR - Large Dbl Occupancy: $910
  • Residence Hall Damage Deposit (refundable): $250 per year

Campus Housing fee includes a student-assessed fee of $30 per semester for student activities. Students electing to terminate their campus-housing contract before June 1 are subject to a contract cancellation fee of $250.

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Credit by Exam Fee: A $50 testing fee is required. If the student passes the exam, then an additional charge is assessed of: (hourly tuition rate x credits x 33%) – $50 testing fee previously paid.
  • Deferred Payment Plan Charge: Students who opt to pay their tuition on a monthly payment plan are assessed a charge of $35 per term. 
  • Graduation Fees
    • $100 for all students applying to graduate
  • Independent Study or Directed Study Fees: Students may arrange for independent study or directed study course work in accordance with existing academic policies. A flat fee of $300 will be assessed to any course taught in either an independent study or directed study format. This course fee will be in addition to any tuition fee assessed for the credit hours enrolled.
  • Lab Fees: refer to course descriptions and schedules
  • Late Payment Fees: A late payment fee of $75 per term is assessed on accounts that are not paid by the due date of each term.   
  • Prior Service Learning (SLE) Fee: $10 Service Learning Consultation and Placement fee (nonrefundable)
  • Private Music Lessons
    • 1/2 hour lesson per week: $450 per semester
    • 1 hour lesson per week: $900 per semester
  • Student Government Fee: Sanctioned by the Associated Students of Concordia University (ASCU), the Student Government Fee supports student publications, clubs, and activities:
    Traditional B.A. and B.S. Programs:
    Students enrolled full time:
    $80.00
    Students enrolled between 6 and 11.5 credits:
    $40.00
    Health and Human Services B.S. Programs: $40.00
    All On-campus Graduate Level Programs:1 $40.00
    1

    Only assessed during Fall & Spring semesters

  • Technology Portfolio Fee: All students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program that does not have an online counterpart are assessed a combined technology and portfolio fee that is utilized to provide state-of-the-art instructional technology, provide equitable access to technology resources at Concordia University, maximize the impact of both student-owned and institution-owned computing and information resources, and provide Concordia University students with a competitive advantage.
    • Students enrolled in .5 to 5.5 credits will be assessed a $100 fee per semester.
    • Students enrolled in 6.0 or more credits will be assessed a $200 fee per semester
  • Transcript Fee: $5.00 each
    • Same-Day Processing Fee: $15.00
  • Tuition Deposit (due after admission acceptance): $300

Other Expenses

Optional Student Medical Insurance: Medical insurance premiums must be paid directly to the insurance company along with submission of an annual application. The policy period runs from August 1 through July 31 of the following year. Informational brochures are available from Student Services, the Nurse’s Office, Athletics, or in Luther 200.  

Payment Policy

Students are required to make full payment of fees or enter into a deferred payment agreement on or before the first day of the term. Students will not be permitted to attend classes until financial arrangements have been completed. A late payment fee of $75 per term is assessed on accounts that are not paid by the due date of each term.   

The following are considered payments:

  • Cash, Check, Money Order, or payments made by VISA, American Express, Discover, Diners Card, or MasterCard.
  • Student loan proceeds that have been received by Student Accounts. Students must apply for loans at least six weeks prior to the beginning of an academic term to ensure that their loan proceeds are received by the university before classes begin.
  • Scholarships and grants awarded by Concordia’s Financial Aid Office.
  • A letter of financial guarantee from a sponsoring embassy or agency.

Please note:

  • A service charge of up to $35 per semester is assessed to participate in a monthly deferred-payment program. Additional information regarding terms of this program can be obtained from Student Accounts.  
  • Failure to make satisfactory payment arrangements may result in withdrawn academic registration.
  • No student will be permitted to register for a semester of study with a past due balance. Diploma, transcripts, employment placement credentials, and grades will be withheld until payment is made in full.
  • If a student’s account becomes delinquent, the student agrees to give Concordia University permission to seek legal remedy including, but not limited to, identifying and contacting present and future employers to receive information for purposes of collection of the debt. Collection fees, attorneys’ fees, and other collection costs will be paid by the student.
  • Upon registering for classes at Concordia University, each student is obligated to pay tuition and fees, and agrees to, and is bound by, the payment policy described above.

Tuition Assessment and Refund Policy

Concordia University’s Tuition Assessment Policy is based on the term in which classes occur, not on the actual dates of individual classes. Because many classes do not meet regularly throughout an entire term, it is important for students to know which term their classes are in so that they know when tuition is due. Tuition is due on the first day of the term. 

Tuition and course fee refunds are processed based upon the length of each course and the date upon which the course is withdrawn. Refunds follow the below schedule:

Class Length (in weeks) Add Period Drop Period 100% Refund Withdraw Period 50% Refund Withdraw Period 25% Refund Withdraw Period No Refund
5 1st Week 1st Week 2nd Week N/A 3rd Week
8 1st Week 2nd Week 3rd Week 4th Week 5th Week
15 2nd Week 2nd Week 3rd Week 4th Week 9th Week

Courses less than 5 weeks in length can be dropped before the course starts for 100% refund. Once the course starts, no refund is available.

Drop indicates course will not be recorded on transcript and Withdraw indicates course will be recorded.

Deadlines fall on Friday or next business day in the event of a holiday. 

The date utilized in the above calculations is the date on which the student submits a completed copy of the official withdraw request form.

Deployment or Unexpected Withdrawal Policy

The Concordia University refund policy provides prorated refunds for dropped or withdrawn courses within the applicable deadlines posted on the academic calendar. If a student is called to active duty military service they may be eligible for exceptions to these posted deadlines.

  • Students called to active duty should contact all of their professors to arrange for final grades to be issued or for assignment of incompletes as appropriate (see University policy on incomplete grades for more information).

  • If arrangements for a final grade or incomplete are not possible (in some or all courses), Concordia University will drop the course(s).

    • Any refund (full or partial) of tuition and fees will be determined for applicable courses upon verification of circumstances. Students must make a written request for an exception to the standard withdrawal policy. NOTE: all exceptions will be deliberated within the constraints of the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Title IV policies.

    • A copy of general active duty orders containing an issue date and effective date will be expected as a form of documentation.

    • Please submit documentation and proof to the Office of Student Accounts & Veteran Benefits (Luther Hall 200 or vets@cu-portland.edu) to discuss your options.

Financial Aid Implications

For students who withdraw from all courses in any given term:

  • If withdrawal from all courses within a given term occurs prior to completing more than 60% of the term, financial aid will be pro-rated according to the federal Return of Title IV Funds policy. Courses withdrawn during this period may have a transcript record. 
    • NOTE:  The tuition refund schedule above will be followed for each course withdrawn, which may result in a balance due to Concordia. Students will be responsible for any balance resulting from a withdrawal calculation.
  • If withdrawal from all courses within a given term occurs after completing more than 60% of the term, there will be no adjustment for financial aid. Courses withdrawn during this period will have a transcript record.
  • To begin the process of withdrawing from all courses within a given term, a student must contact an academic advisor.

For students who withdraw from one or more courses but remain enrolled in other courses in any given term:

  • If, due to a withdrawal, a student’s course load disqualifies them for all or part of previously awarded financial aid, that portion of financial aid may be returned to its payment source (federal student loan, financial aid, personal resources, scholarships, etc.).
    • NOTE: The tuition refund schedule above will be followed for each course withdrawn, which may result in a balance due to Concordia. Students will be responsible for any balance resulting from a withdrawal calculation.