Financial Aid for Continuing Students
The following are steps to be followed to assure that qualified students can be offered financial aid. This includes need-based aid and non need-based aid, such as academic scholarships and program scholarships (Athletics, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, etc)
Deadlines for Continuing Students
- January 17 - Spring Readmit, FAFSA's received after this date will not be eligible for any need-based institutional aid.
- March 2 – FAFSA Priority deadline for federal and state aid.
- April 1– FAFSA’s received after this date will receive 25% less in need-based institutional aid where appropriate.
- June 1 – FAFSA’s received after this date will receive 50% less in need-based institutional aid where appropriate.
- July 1 – FAFSA’s received after this date will receive 75% less in need-based institutional aid where appropriate.
- August 7 - Final deadline for all financial aid documents. However, additional documents may be requested to complete your financial aid file during the term. All additional documents must be submitted 14 days prior to the close of the term.
- August 30 - FAFSA's received after this date will not be eligible for any need-based institutional aid.
How to apply?
California Residents may qualify for a state grant: Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B
- Current recipients of Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B will automatically be reviewed for a renewal award.
- California residents who are not currently receiving a Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B award and would like to be considered may complete the CSAC GPA Verification Form in addition to the FAFSA. This form must be emailed to [email protected] or postmarked by March 2.
- First-time Transfer students who received a Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B award at their previous school must complete the G-6 form to change schools. Concordia's school code is 02070500.
Alumni Scholarship for Current Students
The Alumni Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to currently enrolled students with evidence of service and activities that demonstrate how they are becoming wise, honorable and cultivated citizens.
Awarding of Financial Aid
- Academic Scholarships: Students receiving only an academic scholarship and who are not applying for any need-based grants or loans, do not need to complete any financial aid forms. A student needs to maintain the required 2.5 cumulative GPA (Regents, Provost, Dean, Trustee, Phi Theta Kappa) or 3.3 cumulative GPA (Honors) or 3.5 cumulative GPA (Presidential Honors) and be registered for a minimum of 12 units each semester for the academic scholarship to be automatically renewed. – No Deadline.
- Program Scholarships: Students receiving only departmental scholarships (music, theatre, forensics, visual arts), church work or athletics and are not applying for need-based grants or loans must only complete the appropriate application with that department and/or sign your agreement, contract or letter of intent. The student must maintain the requirements outlined by each award program. In addition, a student needs to maintain the required 2.0 cumulative GPA and be registered a minimum of 12 units each semester. – Deadline by program.
- Need-Based Aid: If a student is applying for all of the above, plus need-based grants and loans, MUST complete the FAFSA. If after completing the FAFSA the student is selected for verification, the student must submit all the documents requested by the financial aid office before any financial aid is offered. A student needs to maintain the required 2.0 cumulative GPA and be registered for a minimum of 12 units each semester. – see Deadlines for Continuing Students.
- If a student completed a FAFSA in the previous year, but does not intend to complete one the following year, the student MUST NOTIFY the Financial Aid Office in writing via eagles email, or fax.
Review Your Financial Aid Offer
Once your financial aid offer is completed, an Email will be sent to your Eagles email account. Click here for instructions on Accessing MyRecords and your Financial Aid Offer. Your offer will indicate the types and amounts of aid you are eligible to receive. Review your offer carefully, click on what you accept and/or decline, then submit.
- If you are a first time Federal Direct Stafford Loan borrower at CUI, you will need to complete Online Entrance Counseling and electronically sign the Master Promissory note (MPN). To learn more about Federal Direct Stafford Loans visit https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans, and information is also provided in your MyRecords account under Special Messages.