Tuition and Fees

Costs for 2024–25

Tuition $51,140
Housing (Double Room) $5,450
Food $6,080
Technology Fee $450
Health & Wellbeing Fee $250
Student Activity Fee$280
Total Comprehensive Fee$63,650

Information regarding the calculation of our per credit hour rate for Department of Defense MOU purposes.

Cost Per Credit Hour for Programs Eligible for the Military Tuition Assistance Program

The Department of Defense requires all institutions using a flat rate for tuition to post on their websites the derived “cost per credit hour” of eligible programs in order for our active military students to receive the tuition assistance benefit. This figure is calculated for the sole purpose of meeting this requirement and is not equivalent of the per credit hour tuition rate charged to part-time students. Luther College does not use a cost per credit hour to calculate its flat rate tuition charge.

Program Name Cost Per Credit Hour Calculation

Bachelor of Arts $1598.00

The per credit hour cost is calculated by taking our current tuition cost ($51,140) x the number of years to complete the program (4) =$204,560/total number of semester hours needed to complete the program (128)=cost per hour of $1,598.

DescriptionPer SemesterFull Year
Technology Fee$225$450
Health and Wellbeing Fee$125$250
Co-Curricular Activity Fee$140$280
Housing (Full Food Plan Required)
    Super Single$3,730$7,460
    Single Room$3,535$7,070
    Double Room$2,725$5,450
    Apartment (w/out Kitchen) - triple$2,555$5,110
    Apartment (w/out Kitchen) - double$2,725$5,450
Housing (Full Food Plan NOT Required)
    Baker Village$3,875$7,750
    Prairie House - Double$3,335$6,670
    Sustainability House - Double$3,335$6,670
    Prairie House - Single$3,875$7,750
    Apartment (w/Kitchen)$3,335$6,670
    Rochester - Single$3,935$7,870
    Rochester Double (interior)$2,870$5,740
    Rochester Double (corner)$3,315$6,630

Other Costs to Consider

  • Estimated Books $1,040
  • Applied Music Lessons $650 per credit

Families who plan to borrow toward the cost of education may choose to request an additional $3,015 to help offset expected transportation and personal expenses.

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The Value of a Luther Education

  • All Luther students participate in distinctive, hands-on learning: internships, research, study abroad, student teaching, or service learning.
  • â…” of Luther students study abroad during their time at Luther.
  • 95 percent of Luther grads are employed, in graduate school, or engaged in an internship or volunteer work within 8 months of graduating.

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100% of Luther students receive financial assistance. The average total assistance offered to qualifying new students was $48,886 in fall 2023.

Learn more about how to apply for aid

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Financial Aid Office

Main 27
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone: 563-387-1018
Fax: 563-387-2241