Undergraduate Cost at Concordia: What to Know

Published by Hope Nelson 4 weeks ago on Tue, Mar 19, 2024 7:56 AM

The cost of an undergraduate education can seem daunting, especially at a private institution like Concordia University, Nebraska. However, parents and students who are informed about associated costs can be more confident in their decision to choose a top-tier institution. The fear of “breaking the bank” should never be a factor that prevents college students from receiving a quality education! To help you decide whether Concordia is the right place to further your education, here are the answers to some questions you might have about funding your undergraduate education.  

Does Concordia cost more than a public college in Nebraska?  

According to Aaron Roberts, Concordia’s associate vice president of undergraduate enrollment, “students attending Concordia pay around two thousand dollars more per year than students attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.” However, “we firmly believe that what a student will gain through our close-knit Christian community and small class sizes is well worth an investment of two thousand dollars more per year.”  

Can financial aid lower my tuition costs?  

Yes! Tuition values can look scary, but with Concordia’s various financial aid programs, including merit-based, talent and even participation scholarships, students can expect to cut off over 60% of Concordia’s base tuition rate.  

How much financial aid can I expect to receive at Concordia?  

Each undergraduate student can expect to receive an average of $29,000 per year in financial aid – and every undergraduate student will receive financial aid in some form.  

Does Concordia offer scholarships? 

Absolutely. According to Roberts, “Concordia offers a wide variety of scholarships that recognize students’ academic ability, athletic ability, fine arts ability and commitment to serving the church and world.” More information on Concordia’s many scholarship opportunities can be found here.  

How can the FAFSA help students afford a college education?  

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a form that allows college students to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, students’ colleges may use FAFSA information to award their own aid. Filling out the FAFSA is free, so every student should take the time to fill it out, even if they believe that they won’t be eligible for aid. The FAFSA for the 2024-25 school year has been updated from previous years and includes several streamlining changes. It is open until June 30, 2025.  

What is the average cost of attendance for a student starting in the fall of 2024? 

The projected “sticker price” of a Concordia education for a student starting in the 2024-25 school year is $51,490 per academic year, according to Scott Jenkins, Concordia’s director of financial aid. This price, however, does not reflect what students and parents will pay after scholarships, financial aid and outside assistance.  

What is the value of a private Christian education?  

No monetary value can be ascribed to the benefits students will receive from choosing to attend a private Christian university where faculty, staff and college students do everything for the glory of God. The value of receiving an undergraduate education at Concordia University, Nebraska comes in the form of an academic and faith-filled community that will remain part of students’ lives long after their graduation.  

Interested in studying at Concordia University, Nebraska? Learn more here.