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Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.)

Required textbooks and an iPad are included with the program.

Estimated Tuition after Ed.D. Scholarships (based on 59 credits) - $41,563-$47,920
Note: Students may be able to transfer up to 15 credits into the program. Course eligibility is determined by the College of Education.

Scholarships, Grants, and Benefits*

Lutheran College or University Alumni Grant (20% off of tuition) (may only be combined with the Early Enrollment Award)
District Partnership Scholarship ($10,000)  (may only be combined with the Early Enrollment Award)
Lutheran Educator Scholarship (20% off of tuition) (may only be combined with the Early Enrollment Award)
Doctoral Scholar Award ($4,000)
Peer Mentor Award ($2,000)
Title I Scholarship ($2,000) 
Early Enrollment Award ($500)
Americorps/Peace Corps alumni grant ($10,000) (May not be combined with any other CU Scholarship unless specifically noted)
Required textbooks included with program
iPad included with program

*Contact your Admission Counselor for specific criteria and restrictions.

Alumni Grant

Concordia University-Portland, Oregon alumni qualify for a special Concordia Alumni Grant equal to 20% off tuition on most graduate programs. This grant applies exclusively to programs offered on campus or online by Concordia University-Portland. This grant is available to alumni graduating from any of the 10 Concordia University campuses who attend Concordia University-Portland, Oregon. For a list of Concordia University System schools, please visit: grant is also available to any alumni of any other Lutheran college or university. For a list of colleges, please visit LECNA.

We also offer a $10,000 Americorps/Peace Corps Alumni Grant for any student who is recognized by the organization as being an alumni (Please submit an Americorps/Peace Corps confirmation of service form.)  This grant is not stackable with other scholarships.


U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens admitted to and enrolled at least half-time (3 semester credits) in a CU EDD program are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans that can pay for the entire tuition amount, plus provide additional funds to assist with living expenses and other educationally related costs.

To apply for student loans, you must be admitted to CU's EDD program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to assist with educational expenses, but are not limited to demonstrated financial need. The interest is not paid by the federal government and is the responsibility of the student. There is an origination fee of 1.073% taken from the loan prior to disbursement, on or after October 1, 2014. The current interest rate is 6.21% for graduate students.

Payment is deferred on the unsubsidized Stafford Loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Other provisions include annual loan limit, aggregate loan limit, interest rate and fees, disbursements, and repayment.
Graduate PLUS Loan:
Credit-based loan that graduate students can apply for. The maximum eligibility is the cost of attendance less other financial aid. Origination fee for this is 4.292% and is taken from the loan prior to disbursement, on or after October 1, 2014. Interest rate is 7.21%.
Graduate Annual Limits
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: $20,500
Graduate PLUS Loan: Cost of attendance less other financial aid

Tuition and Fees

2014-15 Tuition: $880 per hour (before scholarships)
Hours required for program: 59