Value matters.

CU offers financial aid to 100% 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. That is why our students' average percentage of debt has dropped, even when other Michigan schools have seen it rise (MLive, 2014).

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

  • Tuition $27,150
  • Room & Board $9,030
  • Student & Course Fees $370

Total: $36,550

2017-18 Tuition and Costs

Rate Cost
Full-Time Tuition
12-17 credit hours per semester
Part-Time Tuition
Fewer than 12 credit hours
Over Block Rate Tuition $700/credit
Standard Room & Board
Residence hall (15 meals/week)
Apartment Room & Board
15 meals/week
Technology Fee
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Personal Expenses
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Full Cost Breakdown

Will my investment be worth it?

92% of last year's Cornerstone graduates were placed in jobs or graduate school within 6 months of graduation. 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.

Center for Career and Life Calling

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.