If you're a transfer student joining the Concordia family, welcome! We're glad you're here and hope you enjoy your time on campus. In terms of financial aid, there are two basic types of transfer students who attend Concordia University. The following information explains that, as well as what type of aid is available, how we determine need, and other funds available.
Transfers – Bachelor of Arts
Transfer students are those who have earned a minimum of 12 semster or 18 quarter college-level credits from an accredited institution. (Students with less than 12 semester credit hours should consult the freshmen financial aid pages.)
|Full-Time Cost of Attendance Budget for Bachelor of Arts Program|
|Average Standard Fees and Course-Related Fees||$690|
|Average Room and Board||$8,010|
|Average Books and Supplies||$900|
|Transfer Student Merit Awards 2015-16 (only one award per student)|
|Academic Achievement Award||Awarded to students who have completed an associates degree||$7000|
|Academic Scholar Award||Awarded to students with a GPA of 3.5 or above for college-level work||$7000|
|Lifetime Learning Award||Awarded for noteworthy life experience and/or community service||$7000|
|Educational Partner Award||Awarded for transferring from a partnering community college||$7000|
|Transfer Award||Awarded to students who transfer from a college or university outside of our local area||$7000|
|Phi Theta Kappa Award||This scholarship is reserved for traditional BA transfer students who are currently active members of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society for Community Colleges, and who exemplify excellent leadership skills and potential. Download the PDF application -OR- submit an online application form.||Up to $2500|
|Leadership Scholarship||To be considered for a leadership scholarship, submit a resume of significant school, church, and community activities and/or awards, essay responding to the mission statement by identifying and explaining three aspirations you have which could be achieved by enrollment at Concordia University, and an additional letter of recommendation. The leadership scholarship application needs to be submitted to the Office of Admission prior to February 17.||Up to $1500|
|Athletic Scholarships||As a competitive athlete, you may be eligible to receive an athletic scholarship for outstanding performance. Visit www.gocugo.com for more information.|
|Music Scholarships||Instrumentalist or vocalist? If you are a talented musician and desire to perform at the college level, sign up for more information about auditioning by clicking here.|
|Lutheran High School Graduate Award||Awarded to graduates of Lutheran High Schools. For first-year BA or BSN students.||Up to $1000|
|LCMS Professional Church Work Award||Awarded to those students choosing Professional Church Worker emphasis within their major. (Only an option for Education, DCE, and Theology majors.)||Up to $1500|
|Lutheran Pastor Family Award||Offered to students who are children of a Lutheran pastor. For first-year BA or BSN students.||Up to $1000|
|Visit Scholarship||The Visit Scholarship is for students who visit Concordia's Portland campus. This is a one-time $250 Visit Scholarship upon enrollment.|
**Unless noted, the above funds are available for the BA and BSN programs.
Transfers – Degree Completion (BS)
Students interested in majoring in Healthcare Administration, Social Work, Homeland Security and Early Childhood Education (non-licensure) typically have 3-5 years of work or volunteer experience, earned college credits from a regionally- accredited institution, and/or life experience which may qualify for college credit. There is a difference in the types of aid for which these students qualify, but all must first apply for financial aid.