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Cornerstone University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$36,670 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$26,490 tuition
$8,810 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$370 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$36,670 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$26,490 tuition
$8,810 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$370 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,100 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
43% get federal aid ($4,486 avg)
59% get state aid ($1,935 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($19,100 avg)
73% get loans ($6,750 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.58% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.58% 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 $17,189 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,486 43%
Pell Grants $4,128 42%
Other Federal Grants $537 36%
Institution Grant Aid $19,100 100%
State Grant Aid $1,935 59%
Student Loans $6,750 73%
Federal Loans $7,526 90%
Other Loans $9,995 11%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y N Y N
$1,000 Y Y
$5,000 - $9,000 Y Y
$4,000 - $8,000 Y Y
$1,000 Y N Y
$12,000 Y Y
$3,000 - $6,000 Y Y
- Y N Y N
$10,000 Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Cornerstone University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1001 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5897
(800) 787-9778
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,005
Out of State $1,005


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Dylan - Tustin, MI
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Cornerstone (being a private university) is insanely expensive. When you sign up you know what you are getting into, but it often seems over-priced to me... the people make it worthwhile for me!

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  • Nicole from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are definitely somethings the school could use my tuition money on more wisely, but overall I believe I'm getting a great education and a lot of experience for the amount of money I'm paying.

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  • 3
  • Caitlyn from Whitehall, MI
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Cornerstone is really expensive. However, its more than just education. They help you grow spiritually to live a more fulfilling, Christ centered life. I don't know where else I would be able to gain that. Also, Cornerstone works hard to help every student succeed. There's always someone there for you, all you have to do is ask! We offer bigger scholarships now to incoming freshman, however there wasn't that many when I first enrolled. Also! Incoming freshman get a free lap top! Mine was a Mac Book Pro which was awesome! Every year it typically changes, but it's always be a really good computer!

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  • buddy
  • Jul-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Pretty expensive college, but worth it if you can get financial aid and scholarships. Very caring people there and I'm made some incredible friends.

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