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 (2019-2020 academic year):

Freshman Admission Merit Scholarships

  • Pillars Scholarship: $21,000
  • Regents Scholarship: $20,000
  • Faculty Scholarship: $19,000 

Requirements: Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.75 at CUC

Freshman Admission Awards: From $7,000 to $11,000
Requirements: Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.00 at CUC

*President's Freshman Honor Scholar Award: $31,926
RequirementsFull tuition award up to 18 credits per semester, participate in Honors Program at CUC and maintain annual GPA of 3.75 at CUC

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
Students whose parent or guardian is employed full-time in a recognized Lutheran-affiliated school, church or agency.
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

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

Transfer Admission Merit Scholarships

  • Pillars Scholarship: $16,000
  • Regents Scholarship: $15,000
  • Faculty Scholarship: $14,000

Requirements: Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.75 at CUC

Transfer Admission Awards: From $6,000 to $12,000
Requirements: Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.00 at CUC

*President's Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates: $31,926
Requirements: Full tuition award up to 18 credits per semester, participate in Honors Program at CUC and maintain annual GPA of 3.75 at CUC

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

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*The President's Freshman Honors Scholar Award and the President's Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates are scholarship competitions by invitation only based on G.P.A. and ACT/SAT scores.

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