Information for Spring and Summer 2019 – Tuition and scholarships may change every academic year. Students enrolled in our MEd programs receive free textbooks with their program. Estimated tuition after scholarships $18,920 – $23,698 (based on 34-credit program). Note: Credits vary by program.

Scholarships, Grants, and Benefits

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 (MEd Programs) * † $4,000
Lutheran Educator Scholarship * 20% off of tuition
Seasonal Scholarship (MEd Programs) * $3,000
Early Application/Priority Enrollment Scholarship** $500 – $1,000
Title I Scholarship * $2,000
Americorps/Peace Corps alumni grant * $4,000
Graduate Travel Scholarship ** $250
Visit Concordia Scholarship (attend an information event on campus) ** $250
Graduate Leadership Scholarship ** up to $1,000 for degree programs
Military Scholarship (NOTE: To be eligible you must provide appropriate documentation, contact Enrollment Specialist for details) up to $3,000 for degree 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 not be combined with any other Concordia scholarship unless specifically noted

** May be combined with Alumni and District Scholarships

† 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 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. This grant is also available to any alumni of any other Lutheran college or university. Visit LECNA for a list of colleges. We also offer a $2,500 or $4,000 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 may not be combined with other scholarships unless specifically noted.


U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens admitted to and enrolled at least half-time (three 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) (Concordia’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 $697 per hour

Hours required for program: up to 36 Estimated program costs prior to any scholarships, grants, or other financial aid: $25,092 or less (if fewer hours required – based on 36 credits) Note: Tuition may increase at the beginning of every academic year (summer semester). You can read more about our Master of Education (MEd) here.

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