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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$47,535 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,910 tuition
$11,510 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$47,535 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,910 tuition
$11,510 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,930 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
30% get federal aid ($5,043 avg)
24% get state aid ($9,196 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($13,930 avg)
69% get loans ($6,369 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.37% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.37% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $17,763 97%
Federal Grant Aid $5,043 30%
Pell Grants $4,221 30%
Other Federal Grants $1,042 24%
Institution Grant Aid $13,930 97%
State Grant Aid $9,196 24%
Student Loans $6,369 69%
Federal Loans $5,691 69%
Other Loans $12,411 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$50 - $10,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does California Lutheran University - Thousand Oaks offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
60 W Olsen Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2787
(805) 492-2411
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,090
Out of State $1,090


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Natalie from Lake Tapps, WA
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a past student here

    Set in sunny Southern California where it is close to Malibu Beach, Six Flags, and Disneyland, as well as Downtown Hollywood. The student:professor ratio is generally 20:1 so the professors can offer one on one help and get to know the students' personalities and learning styles. Has extremely competitive Chemistry, Biology, and Communications programs with opportunities for internships at local hospitals and media companies in Hollywood.

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  • 3
  • Student
  • May-27-2013 I am a current student here

    CLU is an expensive private institution but many scholarships are offered to help.

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  • 5
  • Natalie from Oak Park, CA
  • Apr-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Students definitely get their money's worth. The campus is in a beautiful location and everyone that works there are really helpful and nice.

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  • 4
  • Grace from Eugene, OR
  • Apr-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, this school is expensive. But is it worth it? YES. It is worth the money because you can talk one-on-one with professors easily, and they even know your name! Class sizes are small, perfect for class discussions and getting to know your classmates. The dorms are luxurious compared to most schools. Also, Thousand Oaks is a very nice place, and very beautiful all year!

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