In 2022, tuition for full-time Concordia University Irvine students was $39,330 a year.
Tuition increased 3.53% in 2022–from $37,990 the previous year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.
Concordia University Irvine is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of California as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's rules for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
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Concordia University Irvine has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Concordia University Irvine.
Room and board at Concordia University Irvine costs $12,770 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Concordia University Irvine's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $12,000.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these costs.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city may be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Concordia University Irvine campus is in a suburban setting in California, not far from Los Angeles.
When you're planning for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Concordia University Irvine.
What will the cost of attending Concordia University Irvine be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,770|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Concordia University Irvine’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Concordia University Irvine undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,031 of the 1,584 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Concordia University Irvine meets 63.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $28,618 a year. Around 69% of Concordia University Irvine undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Concordia University Irvine graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $29,798 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Concordia University Irvine Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Concordia University Irvine financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Concordia University Irvine awarded 897 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $19.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $6.76 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Concordia University Irvine students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Concordia University Irvine was $28,618 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Concordia University Irvine seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Concordia University Irvine really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Concordia University Irvine's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Concordia University Irvine offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Concordia University Irvine has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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