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Afford Your Future

100% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

When it comes to the cost of your education, we’re always trying to create the best value for you and your family. Scholarships and financial aid can translate into significant savings and stronger financial health as you start the next chapter of your life.

How much does it cost to attend Concordia?

This is what we call the “sticker price.”

The published price is the direct cost for a full-time student, who is a resident of California, with 30 semester hours per academic year. This price comes out $500 less than the national average for a private, non-profit, 4-year college education.

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Fall 2021 Household Income: 24.60% at $40,000 or less, 21.73% between $40,000 - $79,999, 20.45% between $80,000 - $119,999, 13.74% between $120,000 - $159,999, and 19.49% at $160,000+

Don’t let the sticker price scare you!

Students from a range of income brackets receive financial aid.

Many students wonder if they can afford to attend a private college like Concordia, but did you know that over 45% of our families whose students started in the Fall of 2021 earn less than $80,000 per year?

How to Pay for College

What you do could significantly reduce your cost for a college education!



Concordia University Irvine awards more than $68 million in federal, state, and institutional assistance each year.

A scholarship is free money you do not have to pay back. Scholarships are a form of merit-based aid, meaning they are offered based on merit or achievement in a specific area.

View available scholarships

Net Price Calculator

Find out your scholarship eligibility.

Answer a few simple questions to calculate the scholarships you qualify for and estimate the net price for attending Concordia University Irvine.

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Complete the FAFSA by April 2

Need-based aid is determined by your FAFSA Application.

The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), which includes the Cal Grant for California residents, will open by December 31, 2023. Please visit our 2024-25 FAFSA page for updates. Concordia encourages all students to complete the FAFSA regardless of household income. Your High School Counselor can walk you through this process.

Concordia University Irvine’s school code is 013885

Begin your FAFSA application



Concordia University Irvine need-based grants are awarded based on your FAFSA application.

A grant is need-based aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are distributed based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

See need-based grant requirements



Federal loans are offered to eligible students upon completion of your FAFSA application.

A loan is money that you must repay with interest under varying terms and conditions. Loans are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are offered based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Review the different types of loans

Actual cost equals tuition minus scholarships, grants, and loans

What about debt from student loans?

Your earnings once you complete your college degree should exceed your debt.

According to the College Scorecard, once a student graduates with their Undergraduate degree, the typical monthly loan payment is $257/month. Take a look at the median debt versus the median income for graduates*.

Next Steps

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  • National Deposit Deadline



The following steps will help guide you through Concordia's financial aid process. If at any point you have questions or need personalized assistance, please contact us.

Step by Step Checklist

We’re Here to Help

Once you have received your offer for admission and financial aid package, we would be happy to walk you through anticipated costs, your financial aid award, and payment options.

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Financial Aid Office

Grimm Hall North, 2nd Floor
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 214-3066
[email protected]

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