Priority date for Concordia University Chicago to receive any requested documentation in order to complete the financial aid file. If you are applying for an alternative loan, you should make your application with the lender by this date.
Last day to complete the three-step process of securing your Federal Direct Loans to allow enough processing time for the funds to be available by the fall bill due date.
End of June
Semester bills are sent by the Office of Student Business Services. Please note that your financial aid will not reflect on your bill unless you have completed all requirements with our office.
June - July
New students: attend orientation (Jump Start) for the opportunity to register for classes, choose meal plans, and receive estimated fall bills.
Parents can apply for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan online. Credit-approved PLUS Loans will be added to the student's financial aid award. If the parent's credit is denied for the PLUS Loan, the student may be offered additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan funding.
Confirm your attendance to CUC by either paying your balance in full or beginning payment with Concordia - Chicago’s installment plan.
First day of fall classes!
Study, work hard and enjoy your CUC experience! Remember, your grades can affect your eligibility for federal and state financial aid.
Fall 2023 loan disbursement for undergraduate students
9/1/23 - 9/30/23
Register for your Federal Student Aid user ID and password. Dependent students need the student and at least one parent to set up an FSA user ID to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each user must set up his/her own FSA user ID and tie it to an email address within his/her control. Keep this information in a secure place and do not share them with anyone.
Second fall 2023 undergraduate loan disbursement (for one-semester loans)
11/1/23 - 11/30/23
If you haven’t already done so, register for your Federal Student Aid user ID and password. Dependent students need the student and at least one parent to set up an FSA user ID to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each user must set up his/her own FSA user ID and tie it to an email address within his/her control. Keep this information in a secure place and do not share them with anyone.
The 2024-2025 FAFSA is expected to become available in December. For 2024-2025, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2022 income tax information. Concordia University Chicago’s School Code is 001666.
Approximately 3 - 5 business days after submitting the FAFSA, students who provided an email address will receive an email from the U.S. Department of Education with a link to their Student Aid Report (SAR). You can review all of your answers to make sure your SAR has correct information. It is also important to read the SAR comments to determine if additional documentation is required.
Spring 2024 classes begin.
Spring 2024 disbursement date for undergraduate students
Students must submit all missing financial aid documents to the Office of Financial Aid no later than two weeks prior to the end of your course(s) within a semester. Failure to meet the deadline may not allow your financial aid to be processed.
Financial Aid Forms
The following applications/forms are available for any student wishing to complete their financial aid file. Simply click on the desired application/form and print out a hard copy, complete the required information, provide an original signature and return to:
Office of Financial Aid
Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
- Special Circumstance Form (PDF)
- Untaxed Income Verification Form (PDF)
- Illinois Residency MAP Recipients (PDF)
- IRS Verification of Non-filing (PDF)
- Proof of Income (PDF)
The following forms are for DEPENDENT students:
The following forms are for INDEPENDENT students: