Concordia University–Portland has a strong commitment to assisting students and parents in making a quality, private education affordable. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to qualified students, while making planning for educational expenses as easy as possible

Student Aid


Nearly all our students receive financial assistance to help pay for their college education — 97% in 2018. Since no two students are alike, no two financial plans are, either. Financial aid counselors will walk you through the process and help determine your eligibility for everything from merit, honors, and leadership scholarships to athletic scholarships, music scholarships, grants, and work-study, as well as a variety of loans.

Explore resources for:

Returning Adults
Graduate Students
International Students

Average Award


The average Concordia undergraduate student receives $12,000 in aid annually, significantly reducing the cost of attendance. There are many categories of financial aid available, which come from different sources:

  • Scholarships are funds awarded to students based on certain factors, such as academic achievement or financial need.
  • Grants are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid in most circumstances.
  • Loans pertain to borrowed money – either from public or private sources – that must be repaid with interest.



FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is the first step in determining your eligibility for Federal Student Aid – monetary assistance from the U.S. Department of Education to help a student pay for higher education expenses.

Students seeking financial aid are encouraged to begin the process early. Follow these steps to get started:

  • Step 1: Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID.
  • Step 2: Complete and submit your FAFSA. Concordia’s school ID number is 003191.
  • Step 3: Allow three to five days for your application to be processed, and then contact Concordia to walk through your FAFSA results.



A valuable investment.

Tuition is carefully calculated each year and, as a nonprofit university, Concordia remains committed to delivering a cost-effective educational experience. Costs per 3 credit hour vary by program type: undergraduate, adult completion, graduate, doctorate, law, and certificate programs each have their own tuition breakdown. Families are billed each semester for the difference between tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and financial aid offered and accepted (excluding Federal Work-Study). Billing occurs before each semester.

Additional Resources

We are committed to affordability.

As a student of Concordia University, you have rights and responsibilities regarding access to financial aid information, process, and policies. You can review the complete financial aid document containing those rights, responsibilities, processes, and policies.

Use our Net Price Calculator to help you plan how you will pay for your college education.

You can call us anytime at 503-280-8514.

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