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Undergraduate Financial Aid


Concordia University's institutional aid must go towards institutional charges, such as tuition, fees, university housing, and meal plans. It does not cover university class fees, fines, etc. Academic and Athletic Scholarships and Department Awards, including need-based aid, are known as Concordia institutional aid.

Financial Aid Deadlines

  • April 2 - FAFSA priority deadline for federal and state aid
  • April 2 - California residents ONLY: Cal Grant Verification Form postmarked date.
  • August 7 - Loan borrowers ONLY: Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.
  • August 7 - Final deadline for all financial aid documents. Please note additional documents may be requested to complete your financial aid file after this date. All additional documents must be submitted 14 days prior to the close of the term.
  • August 30 - FAFSAs received after this date will not be eligible for any need-based institutional aid.

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. The student, and one parent if a dependent student, need to create an FSA ID online. Your FSA ID remains the same from year to year, so keep it in a safe place and never share it with anyone.

Step 2

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply for need-based aid, federal grants, work-study, and loans, please complete the FAFSA. To have your information sent to Concordia University Irvine, make sure to include Concordia's school code - 013885.
Please note the FAFSA is a free application. Click here for facts on Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Services.

Step 3: California Residents ONLY

California residents may qualify for a state grant, Cal Grant A or B. Complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form, postmarked or emailed no later than March 2nd (use code - 02070500). Before submitting the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form, check with your High School to see if it was already electronically sent. Click here for additional Cal Grant information

Step 4

Read all communications received from the Financial Aid Office and provide any requested documentation at your earliest convenience. The first communication will first go by U.S. Mail. All subsequent requests are sent via email. Once you receive notification you have an Eagles email, please activate it immediately.

Instructions for Viewing Your Financial Aid Offer can be found here.

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Financial Planning

There are various types of financial assistance that can help you cover the costs associated with college. Concordia offers a wide array of scholarship programs. Every student is considered for an academic scholarship as long as a complete application for admission is received. For a complete listing of all types of aid you may be eligible for, visit our Types of Aid page.

The Financial Aid Office recognizes that households can experience changes in income, other finances, or experience a special or unusual circumstance that are not adequately reflected on the student's FAFSA. If you believe you have a special or unusual circumstance to be considered, please visit our Professional Judgment page or contact your financial aid counselor to discuss your situation.

Financial Aid Forms

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

  • Email to [email protected] 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
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