How to Apply
Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Financial aid, in the form of loans, may be eligible to those students who qualify. Loans are available to help with tuition, room, board and fees during the summer, and tuition and fees only during the academic year.
Eligibility for loan programs will be based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) http://www.fafsa.gov/ There are no institutional grants or scholarships available for the masters program.
Concordia College treats summer term loans as a "trailer" to the previous academic year. If you are beginning your Masters program in the summer you will need to complete the FAFSA for the school year that just ended. For example: if you are beginning your program in summer of 2013, you will need to complete a FAFSA for 2012-2013. This FAFSA would be based on your 2011 taxes. The FAFSA must be complete prior to June 30th, 2013 to be eligible for federal loans for the 2013 summer term. Federal loans can not be processed after the term ends!
If you are not eligible for Federal loans, have missed the FAFSA deadline for summer, or choose not complete a FAFSA, your only loan option would be a Private loan. Terms and interest rates vary based on the Private loan program. Most Private loans have a variable interest rate and based on your credit. You may be required to obtain a co-signer if you do not meet the lenders eligibility requirements on your own.
Masters of World Language Students
Get your financial aid application started today with these easy steps:
1. Apply for admission to Concordia College
2. Register for a Department of Education PIN, which will enable you to electronically sign your FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
3. Submit your completed FAFSA after Jan. 1 and print a copy for your records. Designate Concordia College (code #002346) as the data recipient.
4. Keep a copy of your Federal Income Tax Return.
5. Review your information and check the status of your financial aid application on C-Port. Read more information about C-Port here.
6. Respond to all requests for additional information.
7. Review your Award Letter and contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.
You must apply for financial aid each year you attend Concordia.