Value matters.

CU offers financial aid to 99% of incoming first-time, full-time freshmen.

Cornerstone University is committed to affordability and has been recognized as one of the top 50 affordable Christian colleges by Christian Universities Online. In addition, CU has been ranked as No. 22 in the Best Value Schools category by U.S. News & World Report, 2017.

Cornerstone students come from all kinds of economic backgrounds. We are committed to making your college investment affordable and will help you and your parents manage the cost of an undergraduate degree. File the FAFSA to begin the financial aid process.

First Year Cost Breakdown

  • Full-Time Tuition $26,250
  • Room & Board $9,960

Total: $36,210

2020-21 Tuition and Costs

Rate Cost
Full-time Tuition
12-18 credit hours per semester
Over Block Rate Tuition
19+ credit hours
Standard Room & Board
Residence Hall (15 meals per week)
Additional Costs
Indirect costs should also be factored when calculating expenses. This includes books and supplies (estimated $800/year), personal expenses (estimated $800/year) and transportation (estimated $1,300/year).
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Will my investment be worth it?

96% of our 2019 traditional undergraduate graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. This shows that companies respect and admire the way our students think and live.

In addition, CU's Center for Career and Life Calling works with you one-on-one to get you ready for your ideal job upon graduation. We have experts in career planning, academic advising and job searching as well as a regularly updated online job bank for CU grads.

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What is my next step?


Priority deadline for financial aid consideration

Learn how Cornerstone partners with you to lower educational costs and maximize your investment in an undergraduate degree. List us as a recipient on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Cornerstone University's Federal School Code is 002266. After your FAFSA is filed, you can further explore and apply for all of the University scholarships for which you qualify in addition to first-year awards.