Tuition and Fees – Undergraduate
While the thought of paying for higher education can be overwhelming, LCU is committed to keeping costs low and value high in order to honor the financial investment students and families make in pursuit of a university education and degree.
Our price point and financial aid packages make an LCU education one of the most cost-effective four-year institutions in the entire Midwest.
Below, you’ll see the breakdown of the tuition and room and board prices per-semester.
This table and included information is intended to provide a broad overview of the costs associated with attending LCU. Each student’s financial ledger will differ, especially based on aid applied and credit hours enrolled. For a complete list of associated fees (LCU has no annual fees), visit the Costs and Financial Aid section of the undergraduate catalog.
|LCU Traditional Undergraduate Direct Costs|
billed per term on student ledger (1)
|Fall 2019||Spring 2020||Annual|
|Tuition (15 credit hours)||$6,795||$6,795||$13,590|
|Room and board (dorm room, meals, parking registration, mail room key, library and printing access)||$3,782||$3,782||$7,564|
|Total cost before financial aid||$10,577||$10,577||$21,154|
Estimated Scholarships and Financial Aid
|Average institutional scholarship package||$3,906|
|Federal students loans (2)||$5,500|
|Average state and federal grants (for those who apply and are awarded)||$4,775|
|Total estimated aid||$14,881|
|Estimated annual remaining balance with grants||$6,973|
|Estimated annual remaining balance without grants||$11,748|
*Textbook costs vary according to the course schedule of each student. LCU encourages its students to search for the best textbook prices online, buy or borrow used books, or trade with fellow students.
*Students enrolled in SERVE trips (required for sophomores and juniors, optional for freshman and seniors) each spring will be charged a fee based on the expected cost of that trip. Charges range from $50-$1,000 or more, depending on the trip chosen by the student.
(1) LCU has no annual fees, but first-time students must submit a $150 dorm deposit upon committing to LCU (registering for classes or signing up for a Registration Day) in order to reserve a spot in the dorms. This deposit will be refunded at the conclusion of the student’s time in the dorms if no major damage occurred to the room or its contents.
(2) The allowed federal student loan amount increases to $6,500 sophomore year and to $7,500 junior and senior year