Financial Aid Offers

Your financial aid offer package is in compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies and is based on the information we have as of the date of the email and/or mail notification is sent informing you that your online financial aid offer is ready.

Your financial aid is subject to revision if your circumstances change (i.e. FAFSA results change, additional awards are received, and/or your eligibility status changes). Please review the terms and conditions of the financial aid offer before accepting.

Accepting Your Financial Aid Offer 

  1. Log onto the Concordia Portal
    At the time you completed your online application, you set up your password and were provided a secure access code. If you have forgotten your password, please visit the password retrieval process.
  2. Click on the New Student or Academic Life tab at the top of the page
  3. Locate Banner Self-Service Quick Links and click on Accept Financial Aid Offer
  4. Select the correct aid year from the drop down menu and then select Submit
  5. Proceed to the Accept Award Offer tab:
    • Certain awards, such as institutional aid or aid from outside sources like congregations or foundations, are automatically accepted for you
    • For funds that have an Accept Award/Accept Partial Amount boxes:
      • Accept the entire amount of the fund by choosing Accept, or
      • Accept a partial amount of the fund by choosing Accept and typing the ANNUAL amount you would like to accept, or
      • Decline the fund by choosing Decline
    • Select Submit Decision after you have carefully reviewed your financial aid offer and have indicated your acceptance, declination or modification of each. This will transmit your decisions to the Financial Aid Office.

Once you have made your decision you cannot alter it on-line. Any changes needed will need to be emailed to the Financial Aid Office using your student email address.

Important Notes

  • If you are a non-FAFSA filer or you are receiving a revised offer notification you may not see a ‘Submit Decision’ button. You will only need to review your offered aid. 
  • If you have a ‘Submit Decision’ button, your financial aid is in pending status until you make a decision on all offered aid and click Submit Decision. You must submit this electronic financial aid offer, as well as complete all fund specific requirements.

Financial Aid Offer Frequently Asked Questions