Tuition & Fees

The thought of paying for higher education can be overwhelming. At Lincoln Christian University we recognize the sacrifices that students and family's make in the pursuit of higher education. School bills are due and payable prior to the first day of classes each semester. If needed, take advantage of financial aid opportunities. Complete all applications and steps required in a timely manner. The first step, which can be done as early as January, is filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) here. Our school code is 001708. Talk with our Financial Aid Department about scholarships available to help make your education affordable.

At a time when many colleges and universities are increasing costs or freezing tuition rates, Lincoln Christian University has announced a major decrease to its traditional undergraduate tuition. With the announced decrease, LCU has improved its standing as one of the most affordable private higher education institutions in Illinois, to one of the most affordable private four-year universities in the U.S.

Per Semester Annually
Tuition * $6,450.00 $12,900.00
Room & Board (double occupancy) $3,717.00 $7,434.00
Total ** $10,167.00 $20,334.00

*Tuition shown is for 15 credits per semester. Costs vary depending on the student's course load.

**Various fees and charges may apply. See list below.


Schedule of Charges

Description Amount
Application Charge $25
Audit (per credit hour) $50
Independent Study Charge (per credit hour) $100
Books Varies
Change of Major or Schedule $10
Course Fees Varies
Graduation Charge $50
Incomplete Grade $25
Insurance Fee (annual; required for international students) $850
International Application Fee $50
International Student Activity Fee $300
New Student Fee (annual) $300
Late Registration $35
Room and Board (annual) $7434
Room Deposit $150
Tuition (per credit hour) $430
Transcript (electronic) $7
Transcript (paper) $10
Transcript (overnight) $35
Restoration Week Varies

Schedule of Charges

Description Amount
Undergraduate Tuition (per credit hour) $430
Graduate Tuition (per credit hour) $418
Audit (per credit hour) $50
Independent Study Charge (per credit hour) $100
Course Fees Varies
Books Varies
Orientation Charge $75
Graduation Charge $50
Change of Major $10
Change of Schedule (adding / dropping class after registration) $10
Incomplete Grade $25
Insurance Fee (annual; required for international students) $850
International Application Fee $50
International Student Activity Fee $300
International Student Fee (annual) $300
Late Registration $35
Transcript (electronic) $7
Transcript (paper) $10
Transcript (overnight) $35
CPL Credit (per credit hour) see CPL
Undergraduate Orientation Fee $75
HS299 / HS499 Course Fee $25
HS505 Introduction to Research Course Fee $150

Senior Discount

To make lifelong learning more affordable for seniors, LCU offers undergraduate students in the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies who are age 60 and older a $100 per credit hour discount on tuition.

Schedule of Charges

Description Seminary DMin
Tuition (per credit hour) $418 $418
Tuition for MAC (per credit hour) $499 N/A
Tuition for MA in Ministry (Indianapolis) (per credit hour) $307 N/A
Field Education for MA in Ministry (Indianapolis) (per credit hour) $129 N/A
Audit (per credit hour) $50 N/A
Independent Study Charge (per credit hour) $100 N/A
Course Fees Varies Varies
Books Varies Varies
Application Charge $20 $20
Graduation Charge $50 $50
Change of Major or Schedule $10 $10
Incomplete Grade $25 $25
Insurance Fee (annual; required for international students) $850 $850
International Application Fee $50 $50
International Student Activity Fee $300 $300
International Student Fee (annual) $300 $300
Late Registration $35 $35
Transcript (electronic) $7 $7
Transcript (paper) $10 $10
Transcript (overnight) $35 $35
Thesis Binding $60 $60