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Incoming Transfer Students

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
Tuition $26,900
Average Standard Fees and Course-Related Fees $592
Average Room and Board $7,750
Average Books and Supplies $900
Transportation $1,000
Personal $1,600
TOTAL $39,022
Transfer Student Merit Awards 2014-15 (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
Additional Scholarships
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 application. 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
Travel Grant The Travel Grant is for students who travel 500 or more miles to visit Concordia's Portland campus. This is a one-time $250 travel credit 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.

Homeland Security

Tuition $425 / credit, totalling $5100/term for full-time enrollment (12 credits)
Average books & supplies $450 / term
Average standard and course-related fees $200 / term
Average standard and course-related Total standard COA budget for financial aid eligibility $11,722 / term

Healthcare Administration

Tuition (for students starting during the 2014/15 academic year) $425 / credit, totalling $5100/term for full-time enrollment (12 credits)
Average books & supplies $450 / term
Average standard and course-related fees $259 / term
Average standard and course-related Total standard COA budget for financial aid eligibility $11,911 / term

Social Work (Adult Degree Completion)

Tuition (for students starting during the 2014/15 academic year) $425 / credit, totalling $5100/term for full-time enrollment (12 credits)
Average books & supplies $450 / term
Average standard and course-related fees $259 / term
Average standard and course-related Total standard COA budget for financial aid eligibility $11,781 / term

Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)

Tuition $425 / credit, totalling $5100/term for full-time enrollment (12 credits)
Average books & supplies $450 / term
Average standard and course-related fees $259 / term
Average standard and course-related Total standard COA budget for financial aid eligibility $9,231 / term

How We Determine Need

We subtract the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Cost of Attendance budget created for you.  The difference between the two is the financial need of the student.  That need calculation helps us determine what types of aid you qualify for and in some cases amounts.  Even students who have no need will generally qualify for gift aid and loans.  We encourage everyone to complete the FAFSA so they can at least get the best financial aid package we can put together for them.