Financial Aid

Undergraduate Admissions

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$58

+Million
in financial aid awarded annually

100%

of students receive financial aid

A quality college education is accessible at Concordia. We are committed to offering an affordable and valuable education to undergraduate students who want to pursue their calling and invest in their future.

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

Maddie Upchurch '17

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships

A scholarship is a financial aid award that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are a form of merit-based aid, meaning they are offered based on merit or achievement in a specific area.

Grants

A grant is a financial aid award 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).

Loans

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).

Step-by-Step Financial Aid

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 1

After reviewing the tuition and costs, take a few minutes to discover how much financial aid you may qualify for with our Net Price Calculator.


Step 2

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2nd. Concordia’s school code is 013885.

FAFSA on the Web Worksheet / Create a FSA ID / Español


Step 3

California residents must complete the Cal Grant GPA requirement by March 2nd.


Step 4

Discover other scholarships or grants that you may be eligible to receive.


Step 5

As you are submitting financial aid documents, please respond promptly to any communications from the Financial Aid Office. These communications will go first by U.S. mail, and subsequent requests will be sent to your Eagles email address.

Once your financial aid package is complete, an Electronic Award notification will be sent to your Eagles email account. Your award will indicate the types and amounts of aid you are eligible to receive. After reviewing carefully, you will select the awards that you wish to accept or decline. If you are a first time Federal Direct Stafford Loan borrower at CUI, you will need to complete Online Entrance Counseling and electronically complete the Loan Agreement (MPN).

Dates & Deadlines

Please pay close attention to due dates and deadlines throughout the year.

Nov

15

Early Action Application Deadline

Feb

15

Early Action II (Priority) Application Deadline

Mar

2

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Deadline

Mar

2

Cal Grant GPA Verification Deadline (CA Residents Only)

May

1

National Deposit Deadline

Aug

10

Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and Loan Agreement (MPN) for Federal Stafford Loans (Loan Borrowers Only)

Aug

10

Deadline for All Financial Aid Documents

Financial Aid Forms

Students submitting documents to Concordia's Financial Aid Office must use one of the following methods:

  • Email to finaid@cui.edu using ONLY your student eagles email
  • FAX: 949-214- 3500
  • Mail: Concordia University Financial Aid Office:
    1530 Concordia West, Irvine, Ca 92612
  • In person: Grimm Hall North, 2nd Floor

2020 - 2021

All Students

2019 - 2020

All Students

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Contact Info

Phone: (949) 214-3066

Fax: (949) 214-3500

Email: finaid@cui.edu

Website: www.cui.edu/studentlife/financial-aid/undergraduate

Social Media: Facebook


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
During the Summer (May - July), our office closes at noon on Fridays.

Financial Aid Office, Grimm Hall North, 2nd Floor
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

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