Admission & Financial Aid

Steps to Apply

In addition to institutional scholarships and awards, you may qualify for state and federal grants, loans, and work-study.  To determine your eligibility for additional financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every academic year.

Meet general eligibility requirements for financial aid:

  • Must be admitted in a degree-seeking program.

  • Must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and eligible for college attendance.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security Number. 

Establish your Federal Student Aid user ID and password:

  • As of May 2015, the FSA user ID has replaced the prior login method of the federal PIN number.

  • The student and at least one parent will each need an FSA ID in order to sign the FAFSA online. It is vital that each person sets up their own user ID, password, and challenge questions. Each FSA ID must be tied to a unique email address. 

  • The FSA user ID will be used for access to all Department of Education websites for secured access and completion of all Direct Loan paperwork. More information is available from the Department of Education.

Complete your FAFSA:

  • Submit the FAFSA to the U.S. Department of Education at www.fafsa.gov and enter our Federal School Code: 001666.

  • Student and parent(s) will need the following information for the FAFSA application: FSA user ID, Social Security Number, Driver’s License Number and state, W–2 and Federal Tax information, details about bank accounts, net worth dollar amount for investments and businesses, and dollar values for untaxed income.

  • If you estimated your income information on your FAFSA, please be sure to update the information once you complete your income tax return. Incomplete information will delay processing of your financial aid.

Finalize your financial aid file:

  • Once the Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA results, you will be notified if additional information is required.  You may download necessary forms by logging into Concordia Connect.

  • After all required documents are processed, new students will receive a financial aid award letter in the mail.

  • Students must accept or decline any loans or work-study awards in order to receive the funding. This can be completed online via Concordia Connect or by returning a signed award letter. You may accept a reduced amount of loan by specifying the amount you wish to borrow. 

Receive your financial aid funds:

  • Students who meet all eligibility requirements, have fully completed their financial aid files, and are enrolled at least half time will have financial aid funds post to their student accounts according to the scheduled disbursement dates for each term.