Concordia University seeks to keep costs as low as is consistent with sound education requirements and proper provision for the daily needs of the student. Student costs for an education depends also on his/her living and spending habits. Payment of fees is an integral part of the registration. A student will not be fully registered and cannot attend class until full payment of fees has been made. A student will not be permitted to register if previous financial obligations have not been met, nor will any student receive an official statement of credits grades or a degree/diploma if all obligations have not been satisfied.

The University reserves the right to modify fees without advance notice.

Regular Fees

Please contact the Admission or Business offices for current tuition and room and board charges.

Room and Board Fees

Room fees cover the cost of furniture, utilities and maintenance. Board fees pay for meals in the university dining hall during the regular semester, not including vacations. A room security deposit will be assessed to resident students, refundable under the terms of the housing contract after proper checkout, assuming no damage claims.

Students not enrolled for Winterim may apply for room and board on a pro-rated basis.

Special Fees

Tuition Deposit

Accepted students are required to pay a refundable deposit of $200.00 to reserve their space in the class. The deposit deadline is May 1, deposits will be accepted after that date on a space available basis. The deposit is refundable if submitted prior to May 1, and if the student withdraws the deposit prior to May 1.

Graduation Fee

A fee is assessed to senior status students to cover graduation expenses, based on the current fee schedule.

Student Government Program Fee

This fee is allocated upon the recommendation of the Student Government Association. The fee is administered by the Board for the support of student organizations, activities, and endeavors. Individuals, groups, and organizations may petition the Student Government Association for funding.

Student Teaching and Course Fees

An additional course fee is charged for Student Teaching. The fee is assessed at the current fee schedule amount.

Any other course that carries a special fee will be listed in the course description.

Overload Fee

A student will be assessed the per credit overload fee for the amount of credits that exceed 18 in a semester.

Applied Music Fee

An additional per credit fee is assessed for certain applied music courses as found listed in the catalog descriptions.

The fee is assessed at the current fee schedule amount.

Transcript Fee

A fee is charged for each transcript provided.

Independent Study Fee

A fee will be assessed for independent study proposals to cover special instructional costs. A full-time student will be assessed $130 per credit during the fall or spring semesters for independent study credits up to an 18 credit load. 

All fall or spring independent study credits which result in more than 18 credits in a semester are charged the current per credit fee. The student’s account balance must be at zero to sign up for an independent study class.

Practicum/Internship Fee

In the fall and spring semester, practicum/internships will be assessed $65/credits if the semester credits are over 18. If the semester credits are fewer than 18, there is no additional fee. A $65 per credit fee will be assessed for summer practicum/internships.

HHP Class, Laboratory and Activity Fees

Additional charge for Labs & specialized activities may be applied where appropriate.

Winterim Tuition

Full-time students attending both the fall and spring semesters are entitled to the Winterim offering at the current Winterim fee schedule. Students who are not enrolled and attending Winterim classes are not permitted to use housing facilities during this time. Room and board fees will be pro-rated for students desiring housing, but who do not live in the dormitory both semesters.

Methods of Payments

  1. The University requires full payment of each semester’s charges by August 15 or January 15 before the semester’s classes.
  2. Notification from the Financial Aid Office of grants, scholarships, or a Guaranteed Student loan will be accepted in lieu of payment by cash. Only one-half of such aid will be credited to the student’s account for each semester.
  3. Failing to observe this schedule or to make other satisfactory arrangements with the Business Office, the student will forfeit the right to begin or continue work at Concordia.
  4. If students must rely on others for financial resources, they are held responsible for seeing to it that financial sponsors observe the payment schedule.
  5. All fee payments should be addressed to Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, Wisconsin 53097. ATTN: Accounts Receivable. Please include the student ID # on payments.

Budget Payment Plan

Lutheran Church Extension Fund Joyful Response Program 

Tuition Payments may be made automatically each month, for a maximum of 4 payments per semester, from your LCEF  Steward Account or a checking or savings account to CUW. A Joyful Response program enrollment form must be completed each semester and returned to CUW. Contact the business office at 262-243-4556.

Tuition Refund

Students who withdraw from the University, or from one or more classes, will receive a pro-rated refund of tuition based on the following table:

Weeks in Course Week # Week # Week # Week # Week # Week # Week #
16 Week 1
80%1
Week 2
75%1
Week 3
60%2
Week 4
40%2
Week 5
25%2
Weeks 6-10
0%2
Weeks 11-16
0%3
12 Week 1
80%2
Week 2
75%2
Week 3
50%2
Week 4
25%2
Weeks 5-8
0%2
Weeks 9-12
0%3
10 Week 1
75%2
Week 2
50%2
Week 3
25%2
Weeks 4-7
0%2
Weeks 8-10
0%3
8 Week 1
75%2
Week 2
50%2
Week 3
25%2
Weeks 4-5
0%2
Weeks 6-8
0%3
6 Week 1
60%2
Week 2
40%2
Weeks 3-4
0%2
Weeks 5-6
0%3
4 Week 1
50%2
Week 2
25%2
Week 3
0%2
Week 4
0%3
3 Week 1
50%2
Week 2
0%2
Week 3
0%3
1 Day 1
50%2
Day 2
25%2
Day 3
0%2
Days 4-5
0%3

Room

Students who choose to live on campus will be required to sign a housing agreement effective for both the Fall and Spring semesters and have a room deposit on file.  The deposit will be forfeited, in addition to any damages assessed and/or any outstanding balance owed to the University, if the student cancels prior to the midpoint of Spring semester.  Students who withdraw from a room prior to or after the start of a semester will not receive any refund of the room fee.

Board

Students who choose to live on-campus will be required to select a per semester meal plan. Students who withdraw from their room after the start of a semester will be able to receive a pro-rated refund of meal plan fees according to the following schedule (a week runs Monday to Sunday):

Date Percentage
During the first week of classes 90
During the second week of classes 80
During the third week of classes 70
During the fourth week of classes 60
During the fifth week of classes 50
During the sixth week of classes 40
During the seventh week of classes 30
During the eighth week of classes 20
During the ninth week of classes 10
During the tenth week of classes 0