Information for Spring and Summer 2019 – Tuition and scholarships may change every academic year.

Cost

  • Tuition and fees: $10,455
  • Books and supplies: $650
  • On-campus room & board: not offered

The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Certificate and Endorsement Scholarships

20% Lutheran College or University Alumni Grant Concordia University-Portland alumni qualify for a special Concordia Alumni Grant equal to 20% off tuition on most graduate programs. This grant applies exclusively to programs offered on campus or online by Concordia University-Portland. This grant is available to alumni graduating from any of the nine Concordia University campuses who attend Concordia University-Portland. For a list of Concordia University System schools, please visit: http://www.lcms.org/cuscampuses. This grant is also available to any alumni of any other Lutheran college or university. For a list of colleges, please visit LECNA.
20% Lutheran School Partnership Scholarship Valid for non-licensure/non-endorsement certificate programs only.

K-12 faculty, staff, and parents of students at Lutheran schools can receive 20% off tuition with our Lutheran School Partnership scholarship (cannot be combined with other offers).

Qualifications:
Candidates must currently be a faculty or staff member, or parent of a student at a Lutheran K-12 school.

20% Lutheran Educators and Employees Scholarship Valid for non-licensure/non-endorsement certificate programs only.

Educators and employees who work in the Concordia University System can receive 20% off tuition with our Lutheran Educators and Employees scholarship when enrolling in a non-licensure/non-endorsement certificate program (cannot be combined with other offers).

Qualifications:
Candidates must currently be a Lutheran educator (faculty or staff) at a Concordia University Systems college.

20% District Partnership Scholarship This scholarship may not be combined with any other Concordia Scholarships unless specifically noted. Talk to your admission counselor or enrollment specialist to see if you work at a school district that is a partner with Concordia.
$2,500 AmeriCorps/Peace Corps Alumni Grant Valid for the Pre-AL, Pro-AL, Reading and ESOL licensure/endorsement certificate programs only.

This scholarship may not be combined with any other CU Scholarship unless specifically noted.

$2,500 Military Scholarship Valid for non-licensure/non-endorsement certificate programs only.

Active-duty or veteran military service members and their spouses can receive a $2,500 award when accepted into any non-licensure/non-endorsement online certificate program.

Active-duty applicants will need to show a current pay stub; veterans will need to verify honorable or general discharge status.

THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY, AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

$1,000 Title I Teacher Scholarship Valid for certificate programs with licensure/endorsement only.

Teachers working in a U.S. Department of Education-designated Title I school district and enrolling in a certificate program can receive a $1,000 Title I Scholarship.

Select programs apply. Please contact an enrollment specialist or admission counselor for more information and eligibility requirements specific to your program of interest.

Scholarships may not be stackable with other scholarships from Concordia.

$500 Seasonal Scholarship Valid for non-licensure/non-endorsement programs only.

Every student who is accepted into a qualifying certificate program is entitled to the Seasonal Scholarship: $500 for non-licensure/non-endorsement certificate students. Please contact an enrollment specialist at (888) 986-8148 for more information.

$500 Early Application Award Valid for certificate programs with licensure/endorsement only. This award may be combined with the Alumni or District Scholarships.
$500 Graduate Leadership Scholarship Valid for certificate programs with licensure/endorsement only.

Answer the following question in one page or less. (Submit entry to your admission counselor):

How do you feel you will be able to embody Concordia University’s mission statement in your current or future profession by earning a graduate degree or certificate from Concordia?

Mission Statement: “Concordia is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.”

Your résumé and other materials you submitted for admission will also be used in evaluation for the scholarship.

Deadlines

  • March 20th for May/June starts (Summer Semester)
  • June 20th for August start (Fall Semester)
  • November 20th for January start (Spring Semester)

This is a competitive scholarship. Students who are awarded a leadership scholarship will be notified within two weeks after the deadline. Candidates must be an applicant to be considered. This grant may not be combined with any alumni scholarships.

$500 Priority Scholarship Complete your application for admission, statement of intent, and transcript request form within 72 hours of your interview with your enrollment specialist for the next start date for any of Concordia’s non-licensure/non-endorsement certificate programs. Please check with your enrollment specialist for more details.
$250 Visit Concordia Scholarship Valid for certificate programs with licensure/endorsement only.

This scholarship may be awarded to students who attend an information event on campus.

Financing

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: *
  • Private education loans: *
  • Institutional financing plan: *

*There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

Success

Q: How long will it take me to complete this program? A: The program is designed to take 45 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, *% finished in 45 weeks. * Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15. The number who finished within normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students. Q: What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate? A: The job placement rate for students who completed this program is *%. * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

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