Concordia University, Nebraska, announced today that its students have received more than $20 million in financial aid through the school’s Lutheran Heritage Guarantee since it was established in 2014.
“At Concordia University, Nebraska, we are committed to providing an excellent, Lutheran, Christ-centered education that families can afford,” said Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, President. “We’re committed to our mission of equipping students to learn, serve and lead in the church and world and we want to ensure families have an opportunity to receive a Lutheran higher education. We began the guarantee three years ago because we saw a need for families that wanted to make a Concordia education possible but were concerned about the cost. Our guarantee opens the door for these families to explore Concordia and make that dream a reality.”
All students who meet the following criteria are guaranteed a minimum of $17,000 a year in institutional scholarships and grants:
- First-time college student with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher; or transfer student with a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Qualifies from one of the following groups:
- Member of a Lutheran congregation
- Dependent of a Concordia University, Nebraska alumnus
- Dependent of a full-time, professional, rostered Lutheran church worker
- Graduate of a Lutheran high school
The Lutheran Heritage Guarantee began in 2014 with a $14,000 guarantee. As the demand has grown, Concordia has maintained a $1,000 guarantee increase each academic year. The guarantee is awarded to students each year they are enrolled at Concordia. To date, 685 students have received financial aid through the Lutheran Heritage Guarantee, totaling just over $20.3 million in aid. In 2016, the average aid per student provided through the Lutheran Heritage Guarantee exceeded $17,000.
For more information regarding the Lutheran Heritage Guarantee, visit cune.edu/lhg.