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Church Work Tuition Guarantee

New for 2021

Concordia University, St. Paul’s church work tuition guarantee ensures eligible students enrolled in church work programs will pay no more than $6,000 in tuition each academic year. This move further supports CSP’s commitment to preparing more workers for the church as the most affordable church work option in the Concordia University System of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Beginning fall 2021, full-time students enrolled in a church work program will receive a minimum of $17,900 in combined institutional financial aid each year. Scholarships and grants from a student’s home congregation, LCMS District and local communities may be stacked on top of this guarantee to further reduce the cost of tuition and living expenses.

The new church work tuition model is available for all incoming and current full-time church work students enrolled in the following programs: 

  • Director of Christian Education
  • Director of Christian Outreach
  • Director of Parish Music
  • Lutheran Classroom Teacher
  • Pre-Deaconess
  • Pre-Pastoral
$ 6,000

Total max out of pocket tuition cost per academic year

“When I was first told about the tuition guarantee, my jaw dropped. This is an extraordinary gift to current and future church work students like me that will continue to benefit us even after we begin the professional ministry to which God calls us. It is another example of the amazing dedication and care CSP faculty and staff have for their students, during and after our time at Concordia. They genuinely want us to succeed and this is a blessed demonstration of that, for which I am incredibly grateful.”

Madison Patrow, ‘22, Christian Ministry major | DCE Program

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