Information for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018 - Tuition and scholarships may change every academic year.
Educational Resource Scholarship for degree programs to help offset the cost of textbooks and technology!
Estimated tuition after scholarships
$17,840 - $23,698 (based on 34 credit program)
$9,130 - $12,546 (based on 18 credit program)
Note: Credits vary by program.
Scholarships, Grants, and Benefits
If you are a fully online student, your scholarships may differ slightly. Contact your Enrollment Specialist or Admission Counselor for specific criteria and restrictions on program scholarships and benefits.
|Lutheran College or University Alumni Grant *||20% off of tuition|
|District Partnership Scholarship (M.Ed. Programs) * †||$4,000|
|District Partnership Scholarship (Certificate/Endorsement Programs) * †||equal to 20% off tuition|
|Lutheran Educator Scholarship *||equal to 20% off of tuition|
|Early Application Award**||$500|
|Title I Scholarship *||$2,000|
|AmeriCorps/Peace Corps alumni grant (for the IAL and CAL and Reading, SPED, and ESOL stand-alone endorsements ) *||$2,500|
|Americorps/Peace Corps alumni grant *||$4,000|
|Graduate Travel Scholarship **||$250|
|Graduate Leadership Scholarship **||up to $1,000 for degree programs
up to $500 for certificate programs
|M.Ed. Educational Resource Scholarship **||$700|
|Certificate Educational Resource Scholarship (NOTE: To be eligible, the student must work at a school district that is a district partner with Concordia)||
|Military Scholarship (NOTE: To be eligible you must provide appropriate documentation, contact Enrollment Specialist for details)||up to $3,000 for degree programs|
* May not be combined with any other CU Scholarship unless specifically noted
** May be combined with Alumni and District Scholarships
† Talk to your admission counselor to see if you work at a school district that is a partner with Concordia.
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: http://www.lcms.org/cuscampuses.This 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 $2,500 or $4,000 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 may not be combined with other scholarships unless specifically noted.
U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens admitted to and enrolled at least half-time (3 semester credits) in a graduate program are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans that can assist in paying for school. To apply for student loans, you must be admitted to a graduate program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov (CU’s school code is 003191).
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to assist with educational expenses, but are not limited to demonstrated financial need. Interest begins accruing on the loan when it is disbursed. There is an origination fee of 1.069% taken from the loan prior to disbursement, this rate applies to loans disbursed October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The current interest rate is 5.31% for graduate students. Payment is deferred on the unsubsidized Stafford Loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time.
Graduate Annual Limit: $20,500
Private and Alternative Loans:
For some families even after grants, scholarships and federal student loans are applied a gap remains. This “gap” is the difference between what financial aid will cover and what is needed to pay for college. One option for some families is to apply for a private or alternative education loan. These loans are credit based (most undergraduate students will need a co-signer) and are processed through a lender, certified by the institution and disbursed to the student’s account just like other forms of financial aid.
Concordia University encourages all students and families to carefully research and compare the available options for financing their education before making a decision. One tool that is available to help families navigate this complex process is found HERE. This is a tool that can help compare options provided by reputable lenders. Families are not limited to the lenders listed here and are welcome to apply for private loans with whomever you prefer. Some points to research and compare:
Interest rates: variable, fixed
Repayment benefits (interest rate reduction with auto-debit, co-signer release)
If you have questions about private loans or the process, please feel free to contact our office at 503-280-5814 or email@example.com
The Graduate PLUS Loan is a credit-based loan for graduate students if needed. The maximum eligibility is the cost of attendance less other financial aid. Origination fee for this is 4.276% and is taken from the loan prior to disbursement, this rate applies to loans disbursed October 1, 2016 through October 1, 2017. The current Interest rate is 6.31%.
Graduate Annual Limit: Cost of attendance less other financial aid
2016-17 Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$697 per hour|
Hours required for program: up to 36
Estimated program costs prior to any scholarships, grants, or other financial aid: $25,092 or less (if fewer hours required - based on 36 credits)
You can read more about our Master of Education (M.Ed.) here.