Information for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 — Tuition and scholarships may change every academic year. Educational Resource Scholarship to help with textbook costs included with the program. Estimated tuition for on-campus students after Ed.D. scholarships (based on 59 credits) — $34,644 – $40,720 Note: Students may be able to transfer up to 12 credits into the program. Course eligibility is determined by the College of Education.

Scholarships, Grants, and Benefits

If you are a fully online student in one of our accelerated programs, your scholarships may differ slightly. Contact your Enrollment Specialist or Admission Counselor for specific criteria and restrictions on program scholarships and benefits.

Lutheran College or University Alumni Grant * 20% off of tuition
District Partnership Scholarship * † $10,000
On-Campus District Scholarship * † 30% off of tuition
Lutheran Educator Scholarship * 20% off of tuition
Early Application Award ** $500
Title I Scholarship * $2,000
AmeriCorps/Peace Corps alumni grant ** $10,000
Graduate Travel Scholarship $250
Graduate Leadership Scholarship ** $500 – $10,000
Visit Concordia Scholarship (attend an information event on campus) ** $250
Graduate Leadership Scholarship ** up to $1,000 for degree programs up to $500 for certificate programs
Free Textbooks (New students enrolling in Spring 2019 and beyond are eligible for free, required textbooks. E-books will be provided whenever available.)

* May only be combined with the Early Application Award ** May not be combined with any other Concordia Scholarship unless specifically noted † Talk to your admission counselor to see if you work at a school district that is a partner with Concordia.

Alumni Grant

Concordia University-Portland, Oregon 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, Oregon. For a list of Concordia University System schools, please visit: This grant is also available to any alumni of any other Lutheran college or university. For a list of colleges, please visit LECNA. We also offer a $10,000 AmeriCorps/Peace Corps Alumni Grant for any student who is recognized by the organization as being alumni. (Please submit an AmeriCorps/Peace Corps confirmation of service form.) This grant is not stackable with other scholarships.


U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens admitted to and enrolled at least half-time (3 semester credits) in a graduate program are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans that can assist in paying for school. To apply for student loans, you must be admitted to a graduate program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at (CU’s school code is 003191). Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to assist with educational expenses, but are not limited to demonstrated financial need. Interest begins accruing on the loan when it is disbursed. There is an origination fee of 1.066% taken from the loan prior to disbursement, this rate applies to loans disbursed October 1, 2017 through October 1, 2018. The current interest rate is 6% for graduate students whose loan first disbursed on or after July 1, 2017, and before July 1, 2018. Payment is deferred on the unsubsidized Stafford Loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Graduate Annual Limit: $20,500 Private and Alternative Loans: For some families, even after grants, scholarships, and federal student loans are applied, a gap remains. This “gap” is the difference between what financial aid will cover and what is needed to pay for college. One option for some families is to apply for a private or alternative education loan. These loans are credit-based (most undergraduate students will need a co-signer) and are processed through a lender, certified by the institution and disbursed to the student’s account just like other forms of financial aid. Concordia University encourages all students and families to carefully research and compare the available options for financing their education before making a decision. One tool that is available to help families navigate this complex process is found HERE. This is a tool that can help compare options provided by reputable lenders. Families are not limited to the lenders listed here and are welcome to apply for private loans with whomever you prefer. Some points to research and compare:

  • Interest rates: variable, fixed
  • Origination fees
  • Repayment terms
  • Repayment benefits (interest rate reduction with auto-debit, co-signer release)

If you have questions about private loans or the process, please feel free to email our office at 503-280-5814. The Graduate PLUS Loan is a credit-based loan for graduate students, if needed. The maximum eligibility is the cost of attendance less other financial aid. Origination fee for this is 4.264% and is taken from the loan prior to disbursement, this rate applies to loans first disbursed October 1, 2017 through October 1, 2018. The current interest rate for Graduate PLUS loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2017 and before July 1, 2018 is 7%. Graduate Annual Limit: Cost of attendance less other financial aid 2018-19 Tuition and Fees

Tuition $880 per hour

Hours required for program: 59 You can read more about our Doctorate of Education (EdD) here.

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