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Graduate Students

Please see the linked pages for each program

Processes

AWARDING FINANCIAL AID

We encourage all returning students to apply for financial aid each year as soon as they can. The FAFSA is avaiable after January 1 for each upcoming new year, i.e., January 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Returning graduate students are generally awarded starting in April for the upcoming academic year. Some programs have new starts multiple times per term, so we award students in those programs on a regular basis throughtout the year. Once awarded, we notify students via email that they need to login to their MYCU account to view thier financial aid package and to accept or decline their financial aid. Returning students selected for verification will not receive an award package until they are verified, so it is important to review information sent to you from the Financial Aid Office and to respond to that as soon as possible.

DISBURSEMENT

Disbursement of financial aid begins near the start of each semester.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

At the end of each semester, we check students' progress to determine if they are meeting the minimum standards to continue recieving financial aid. Details of that review are listed below:

Graduate
 
All students receiving federal student loans must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress by meeting Concordia University academic eligibility requirements.  For most graduate programs, students must maintain a 3.0 term  and cumulative GPA as well as completing at least 67% of attempted courses. Law students must maintain a 2.0 term and cumulative GPA.  Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured at the end of each term. Courses graded as "F", "NP", "I", or "W" do not count as credits earned, but they do count as courses attempted for financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress purposes.  Students who fall below these requirements for the first term will be placed on Financial Aid Warning.These students must meet academic progress requirements the next term.If they fail to do so, they will be placed on Financial Aid Revoke status and will be ineligible for financial aid.  Students who have been placed on revoke status can appeal this to the Director of Financial Aid.  Successful appeals will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and will be expected to meet specific requirements to continue to receive aid.  Students who have been academically suspended will automatically be placed on Financial Aid Revoke status and may need to appeal their financial aid status if they successfully appeal their academic suspension. Appeals received within the first 3 weeks of the term will be considered for that term.Any later appeals can be considered for subsequent terms