Paying for college can be a difficult and confusing process, yet it is one of the most important investments you can make. Here at Concordia University, the financial aid process is designed to help both those with academic merit as well as those with financial need. More than 98% of freshmen receive financial aid, with an average award from the university of $13,000.
Concordia University Scholarships
Academic scholarships are awarded to eligible first-year BA or BSN students who are accepted to the University. Award amounts are based on your cumulative high school grade point average and college placement test scores (SAT or ACT), and are awarded regardless of need. These scholarships are renewable all four years, based on maintaining a certain GPA.
Please refer to the Merit Grid (PDF) for eligibility, or enter your GPA and test score into the scholarship calculator to see how your hard work can translate into dollars to attend Concordia University.
|Merit Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen|
|Premier President's Scholarship||$14,000|
|The Regents' Scholarship||$11,000|
|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|
|Honors Scholarship||Acceptance to the Honors Program qualifies you for the Honors Scholarship, equal to 50% of your tuition.|
|FAFSA Filer Award||FAFSA must be completed by May 1||$1,000|
|Concordia University Grant||FAFSA must be completed to be considered||Amount varies (determined by the Office of Financial Aid)|
|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.||Amount varies (determined by Athletic department)|
|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.||
(determined by Music department faculty)
|Lutheran High School Graduate Award||Awarded to graduates of Lutheran High Schools. For first-year BA or BSN students.||$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.)||$1500|
|Lutheran Pastor Family Award||Offered to students who are children of a Lutheran pastor. For first-year BA or BSN students.||$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.||$250|
Cost of Attendance
We use an annual Cost of Attendance (COA) budget to determine your financial aid eligibility. The COA budget includes expenses which are billed directly by CU (e.g. tuition as well as room and board if you live on campus), and other expenses that are not billed by CU, but are directly related to attending school (e.g. books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus living expenses).
|Full-Time Cost of Attendance Budget
Bachelor of Arts and Nursing Programs 2016/17
|Average Standard Fees and Course-Related Fees||$650|
|Average Room and Board||$8,500|
|Average Books and Supplies||$900|