About Concordia

Financial Aid

Policies, procedures, and reports related to financial aid are available here. If you need additional assistance regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid by email financial.aid@cuchicago.edu or phone (708) 209-3113.

Diversity of Federal Pell Grant Recipients

Concordia University Chicago’s Federal Pell Grant recipients totaled 740 students, which encompassed 44% of the enrolled undergraduate (both traditional and non-traditional) student population for the 2018-2019 academic year. Of these Pell recipients, 61% were female and 39% were male. The recipients of the Federal Pell Grant consisted of:

  • 43.6% Hispanic
  • 30% White
  • 18.5% African American
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 3.5% Multiracial
  • 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 
  • 1.4% Unknown

Federal Stafford Loan Recipients 

CUC’s Direct Loan recipients totaled 1,113 which encompassed 66.6% of the enrolled undergraduate (both traditional and non-traditional) student population for the 2018-2019 academic year. A total of 941 or 84.5% received the Direct Subsidized Loan and a total of 172 or 15.5% received the Direct Unsubsidized Loan only Please visit our main Financial Aid pages for student loan information.

School   FY2015 FY2014 FY2013 FY2012 FY2011 FY2010 FY2009
Concordia University Default Rate  3.9 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.5 5 3.9
No. in Default  71 76 61 58 51 59 42
No. in Repayment  1,815 1,966 1,638 1,690 1,420 1,158 1,076

Financial Aid Policies 

Learn more information on the financial aid available to undergraduate students, costs and CUC’s policies.

Campus Banking Notice

Students receiving a financial aid refund can have it direct deposited into an account at any financial institution including a pre-existing account already belonging to the student. Please visit the Department of Education - Campus Banking Notice section for more detailed information.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) estimates the annual amount needed to cover educational expenses while attending Concordia University Chicago. Several elements besides tuition, mandatory fees, room and board and residency determine the COA. It is important that you consider the cost of books and supplies, transportation and personal living expenses. Loan fees will also be added into the COA if you borrow a Federal Direct Loan to cover your educational expenses. 

Gainful Employment Programs

Net Price Calculator

Prospective students are encouraged to utilize the Net Price Calculator.  By providing basic information about themselves and their parent(s), if dependent, the Net Price Calculator will provide an estimated net cost of attendance. This tool is made available to help families better understand and prepare for college costs.