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When it comes to the cost of your education, we’re always trying to create the best value for you and your family. Scholarships and financial aid can translate into significant savings and stronger financial health as you start the next chapter of your life.
The published price is the direct cost for a full-time student, who is a resident of California, with 30 semester hours per academic year. This price comes out $500 less than the national average for a private, non-profit, 4-year college education.
Many students wonder if they can afford to attend a private college like Concordia, but did you know that over 45% of our families whose students started in the Fall of 2021 earn less than $80,000 per year?
A scholarship is free money you do not have to pay back. Scholarships are a form of merit-based aid, meaning they are offered based on merit or achievement in a specific area.
View available scholarships
Answer a few simple questions to calculate the scholarships you qualify for and estimate the net price for attending CUI.
The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), which includes the Cal Grant for California residents, opens October 1. Concordia encourages all students to complete the FAFSA regardless of household income. Your High School Counselor can walk you through this process.
Begin your FAFSA application
A grant is need-based aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are distributed based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
See need-based grant requirements
A loan is money that you must repay with interest under varying terms and conditions. Loans are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are offered based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Review the different types of loans
According to the College Scorecard, once a student graduates with their Undergraduate degree, the typical monthly loan payment is between $239-291/month. Take a look at the median debt versus the median income for graduates*.
*see the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
Work-study allows you to apply money earned towards your tuition.
Find outside scholarship opportunities you can apply for.
Contact our Veterans Resource Center Manager for more information on commissioning programs.
Concordia puts opportunities there for anyone to grasp, and I've tried to take all of them as best as I could.
Diego Del Risco Orbegoso '20
Knowing that I would have a financial aid package to look forward to each year made my experience at Concordia helpful.
Kristina Deusch '14
When I first applied, I was really worried about the finances, but it was amazing to see God work all that out. When I was awarded a Presidential Scholarship, I knew it was meant to be.
Maddie Upchurch '17
The following steps will help guide you through Concordia's financial aid process. If at any point you have questions or need personalized assistance, please contact us.
Step by Step Checklist
Once you have received your offer for admission and financial aid package, we would be happy to walk you through anticipated costs, your financial aid award, and payment options.
Schedule an Appointment
Financial Aid Office Website
Financial Aid Forms