Financial Aid | Graduate | Concordia University Irvine

Whether you are pursuing your master’s degree, enrolling in a doctoral program, or obtaining a professional certificate*, continuing your education can open doors for your career. As a lifelong learner, you will also have opportunities to apply your education to your current calling.

*Students enrolled or planning to enroll in a certificate program at Concordia University can apply for a private alternative loan. Concordia University Certificate Program does not participate in Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs.

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.


Partnerships

A Smart-Alliance offers financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Concordia Irvine has formed partnerships with employers and organizations to offer a discounted tuition rate. Some employers offer the benefit of covering partial or full tuition costs.


Loans

A loan is money that you must repay with interest under varying terms and conditions. Graduate students are eligible for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan up to $20,500 per academic year.


Veteran’s Benefits

CUI is a Yellow Ribbon University, so you can plan your education with the confidence that you’ll receive the benefits and accomodations you need to complete your education.

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

Create a FSA ID


Step 2

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Concordia’s school code is 013885. It is recommended you complete your FAFSA at least 30 days prior to the start date of the term you are applying for.


Step 3

The following programs require a Financial Aid Application: MBA, MA Theology, Ed.D., MSN , M.Ed


Step 4

As you are submitting financial aid documents, please respond promptly to any communications from the Financial Aid Office. These communications will be sent to your Eagles email address.

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
Forms

Tuition & Costs

The cost per unit varies for each program, and some certificates or degrees require specialized fees. Please see your chosen program or degree for specific tuition information.

Tuition & Fees

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Contact Info

Phone: (949) 214-3066

Fax: (949) 214-3500

Email: finaid@cui.edu

Staff Directory


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

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