Will I receive financial aid at Concordia?

At Concordia, we spend time preparing a financial aid package for each individual student who applies. The best way to see exactly what aid you’ll receive (and determine how much it will cost to attend) is to start by completing the free application for admission here.

More than 99% of Concordia students receive some kind of financial aid. For fall 2013 freshman, our average financial aid offer not including loans was $15,253.

For the 2013-14 school year, Concordia’s base tuition and fees are $24,750. A dorm room and meals are $6,700 for a total cost of $31,450.

What scholarships are available?

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are automatically awarded based on your past academic performance by combining your high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Transfer academic scholarships are based on the GPA you earned at your previous college.

Freshmen

  • President’s Scholarship: $18,000
  • Regent’s Scholarship: $12,000 – $14,000
  • Dean’s Scholarship: $9,000 – $10,000
  • Achievement Award: $5,000 – $7,000

Transfer

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $12,000
  • Dean’s Scholarship: $9,000 – $10,000
  • Achievement Award: $5,000 – $7,000

Other Grants and Scholarships

Concordia automatically awards other types of aid:

  1. The Lutheran Heritage Award of $1,000 is automatically awarded to all students who meet at least one of the following criteria: member of a Lutheran congregation; dependent of an alumnus of Concordia; dependent of a full-time, professional, rostered Lutheran church worker; or graduate of a Lutheran high school
  2. First-time college students who qualify for the Lutheran Heritage Award and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher are guaranteed a minimum of $12,000 in institutional aid

  3. Institutional, federal and state need-based grants are available to all incoming students based on demonstrated financial need and vary in amount. Additional need-based aid is available to qualifying students enrolled in one of Concordia's church work programs and to students who participated in a qualifying college readiness program.

Talent Scholarships

Talent scholarships are offered by a coach or department chair upon demonstrated excellence. You may earn a performance scholarship in music, theatre, visual art or athletics.

Award amounts are at the discretion of the coach or department chair.

Outside Scholarships and Loans

There are many sources of financial aid outside of Concordia, including employers, professional organizations, community groups, congregations and LCMS districts.

Concordia’s financial aid page includes links to several legitimate scholarship search sites.

Federal and private loans are available to students and parents.

How does Concordia’s tuition stack up?

Concordia has one of the most affordable tuition rates in our conference and in the Concordia University System.

For the 2013-14 school year, Concordia’s base tuition and fees are $24,750. A dorm room and meals are $6,700 for a total cost of $31,450.

Concordia University System Schools

School Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total Difference
Irvine $29,630 $9,050 $38,680 $7,230
Bronxville $28,130 $10,000 $38,130 $6,680
Chicago $27,598 $8,664 $36,262 $4,812
Portland $27,420 $8,430 $35,850 $4,400
Texas $25,880 $9,420 $35,300 $3,850
Wisconsin $24,690 $9,320 $34,010 $2,560
Ann Arbor $23,363 $8,630 $31,993 $543
Nebraska $24,750 $6,700 $31,450
St. Paul $19,700 $7,750 $27,450 $(4,000)
Selma $7,920 $4,510 $12,430 $(16,740)

GPAC Schools

School Tuition & Fees Room & Board Total Difference
Northwestern $26,764 $8,084 $34,848 $3,398
Briar Cliff $26,760 $8,060 $34,820 $3,370
NE Wesleyan $27,242 $7,550 $34,792 $3,342
Dordt $26,540 $7,620 $34,792 $2,710
Morningside $25,990 $7,930 $33,920 $2,470
Midland $26,996 $6,850 $33,846 $2,396
Doane $26,180 $7,550 $33,730 $2,280
Hastings $25,520 $7,270 $32,790 $1,340
Concordia $24,750 $6,700 $31,450
Mount Marty $22,992 $6,646 $29,638 $(1,812)
Dakota Wesleyan $22,700 $6,500 $29,200 $(2,250)
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