2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Available

Obtaining a quality education today represents not only an investment of time and energy, but a substantial financial commitment as well. While the responsibility for financing university costs belongs to students and their families, the university will assist in meeting this financial obligation. Concordia University Irvine (CUI) helps its students discover every possible source of aid. Every effort is made to identify the student’s needs and to create a financial aid package to meet those needs.

CUI participates in many excellent programs of financial aid to college students, which have been developed nationally, within the state of California and within the church. Included in the various sources of aid are:

  • Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)
  • Cal Grant A and B
  • Federal College Work Study
  • Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan for Graduate Students
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan for Undergraduate Students
  • Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • LCMS District Grants
  • Veterans Benefits (Yellow Ribbon Program)

Concordia University Irvine Awards, Grants and Aid

  • Athletics Award
  • Christ College Grant
  • Church Vocation Scholarship
  • Dean’s Academic Scholarship
  • Eagle's Award
  • First Generation Grant
  • Forensics Award
  • Friends of Concordia Grant
  • Honors Scholarship
  • Lutheran Student Award
  • Music Award
  • Presidential Honors Scholarship
  • Provost’s Academic Scholarship
  • Regents Academic Scholarship
  • Theatre Award
  • Transfer Academic Scholarhip
  • Trustee Scholarship

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To apply and be considered for federal, state or institutional aid programs, the following documents must be completed. For academic scholarship, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will determine your academic award at the time of acceptance and the Financial Aid Office will automatically award it to you.

Financial Aid - Getting started for new students

Financial Aid - Continuing students


When a student submits the FAFSA online, they may be randomly selected by the Federal processor for a process called "verification." This means the Department of Education requires the university's financial aid office to determine the accuracy of the information the student provided on their online FAFSA application. Students who receive this notification are asked to complete the following steps in compliance with Federal guidelines.

Verification steps can be found here.


Financial Aid Policies can be found online.  Students will find a number of resources available to Concordia University Irvine students. It is important for students to understand many of these policies as they potentially impact your aid eligibility. Office of Financial Aid does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

  • Financial Aid Rights & Responsibilities
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Financial Aid Agreements
  • Financial Aid Packaging
  • Communication
  • Loan Code of Conduct
  • Nondiscrimination
  • Return to Title IV Federal Policy (R2T4)
  • Modular Term R2T4 Policy
  • Refunds
  • Release of Records
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Verification
  • Outside Resources
  • Over-awards
  • Treatment of Unofficial Withdrawals
  • Unusual Enrollment History
  • Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals

Washington State Residents

For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov.