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California Lutheran University - Thousand Oaks Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,390 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,310 tuition
$11,920 on campus room & board
$1,710 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$53,390 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,310 tuition
$11,920 on campus room & board
$1,710 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,723 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($4,545 avg)
25% get state aid ($8,531 avg)
96% get institn'l aid ($18,723 avg)
67% get loans ($8,317 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.77% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.77% 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 $22,199 96%
Federal Grant Aid $4,545 27%
Pell Grants $4,324 27%
Other Federal Grants $1,200 5%
Institution Grant Aid $18,723 96%
State Grant Aid $8,531 25%
Student Loans $8,317 67%
Federal Loans $5,969 66%
Other Loans $19,016 9%

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 $1,265
Out of State $1,265


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Stephanie from Burbank, CA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Canceling your meal plan! You'll save so much money if you cook for yourself and you don't eat out all of the time.

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  • 4
  • Claudia from Moorpark, CA
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Although CLU is a bit expensive, the teacher to student time that you get cannot be compared to any other campus. Teachers actually take the time to know your name and make time to meet with you, sometimes without an appointment!

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  • 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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