2021-2022 Academic Catalog


Room and Board/Food Services and Parking Fees

Housing and Residence Life

Room Reservation Deposit: $200.

A deposit for a room reservation is required of all students applying for residence in University housing for fall or spring semesters. This deposit will be applied to the regular room fee and is to be made by July 1 for fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester. The demands of several University programs for housing may cause the cancellation of any housing reservation not confirmed with this deposit. Refund of the room reservation deposit can be made only if the Director of Residence Life and Housing is notified in writing of room cancellation prior to August 1 of the year of enrollment or re-enrollment or by December 1 if entering in the spring semester. The Housing Department reserves the right to rescind a private room when space is needed.

Campus Housing

A full refund is awarded on housing for the semester or sessions not attended. A 50 percent refund for the semester is made if the student moves off campus by the end of the first week of classes; no refunds for the semester thereafter. Refunds for students withdrawing from the University will be based on the federal policy as previously stated.

Rates are normal room occupancy of two and three persons. Single room accommodations, if space is available, may be requested for an additional fee of $500 per semester. Single rooms are available only to those students with senior or graduate status.

Room and Board Fees

All students living in University housing are required to pay both room and board fees. Annual fee ranges from $10,130 to $13,530.

Residence Hall Key Replacement Fee: $265

Residence Hall Damages

Residence hall damages are assessed when, after students have removed all their belongings from the room, checked out properly with the residence hall staff and returned their keys, the room condition form indicates any damages to areas such as the residence hall room, floor, hall or furnishings. After this assessment, the student’s tuition account will be billed for these damages to the residence hall. Additional community charges might apply for hall damages identified as such.

Food Service

Specific information regarding meal plans (both resident and commuter) can be found at https://cuchicagodining.sodexomyway.com/.

Parking Fee

All students operating motorized vehicles while attending CUC must obtain a parking permit. There is no charge for Graduate Commuter permits.  The cost of a permit for Resident Graduate students for 2021-2022 is $310/semester or $620/year.  The permit year coincides with the academic year. 

Miscellaneous Fees

Technology Fee

$16 per credit hour (not to exceed $207 per semester).

Field Trip and Lab Fees

Additional charges may be assessed for all students enrolled in courses requiring field trips. Such field trips must be indicated in the course descriptions. Students enrolled in certain courses also may be assessed additional laboratory fees. Such laboratory fees are included in the course descriptions.

Mailbox Key Replacement Fee


Identification Card Replacement

$30 each request

The identification cards issued remain the property of Concordia University Chicago and are subject to return to the University upon termination, change of status or completion of the term.

Graduation Fee


Required of all students who are in the last term of their academic program. An Intent to Graduate form must be submitted by the deadline for the term the student intends to complete his or her program. Graduation fees are assessed and payable one month prior to the graduation date. An additional cost for academic regalia is the responsibility of those students participating in the commencement ceremony.

Transcript Requests

A transcript order is defined as a request for a transcript to each destination/address; each separate destination/address constitutes a separate order. Each transcript is $7.50 per copy and is available as an electronic transcript or hard-copy transcript. All financial obligations to Concordia University Chicago must be fulfilled before any transcripts will be issued (this includes outstanding tuition, loan-related exit interviews, library fines, etc.).

Tax Benefit

Federal tax law allows certain credits for educational experiences. Students taking classes are advised to contact their tax advisors for details.