Admission & Financial Aid

Scholarships

Every student who is admitted to Concordia University Chicago receives either a merit scholarship or an admission award provided by the University.  See for yourself how affordable Concordia-Chicago is by using our Net Price Calculator. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions to see what financial assistance you may receive!

Scholarship and award programs for students entering in the Fall Semester (2014-2015 academic year):

Freshman Admission Merit Scholarships

  • Pillars Scholarship: $17,000
  • Regents Scholarship: $16,000
  • Faculty Scholarship: $14,000 

Requirements: Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.75 at CUC

Freshman Admission Awards: From $5,000 to $8,000
Requirements: Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.00 at CUC

*President's Honor Scholar Award: $28,104
RequirementsFull tuition award up to 18 credits per semester, participate in Honors Program at CUC and maintain annual GPA of 3.75 at CUC

The Church Professional Grant: Award amounts vary
Requirements: Provide annual verification of intent to pursue a church profession

The Music Scholarship: Award amounts vary
Requirements: Participate in music activities at CUC, but you need not major in music

Lutheran Servant Award: $500
Requirements: Provide annual verification of employment of parent/guardian

Lutheran High School Award: Up to $1,000
Requirements: Complete the FAFSA annually to determine eligibility

The Alumni Grant: $500
Eligibility: Freshmen and transfer students whose mother or father graduated from CUC 

Transfer Admission Merit Scholarships

  • Pillars Scholarship: $13,500
  • Regents Scholarship: $12,500
  • Faculty Scholarship: $11,500

Requirements: Maintain Cumulative GPA of 2.75 at CUC

Transfer Admission Awards: From $4,500 to $10,500
Requirements: Maintain Cumulative GPA of 2.00 at CUC

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $2,000
Eligibility: Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, as verified on official transcript  

  • For more information, see the 2014-15 Scholarship and Award Programs fact sheet for more details

  • If you’re interested in applying for a music scholarship please review some additional information.  _____________________________________________________________________________

*The President's Honors Scholar Award is a scholarship competition by invitation only based on G.P.A. and ACT/SAT scores.