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Concordia St. Paul Pell Commitment

Finding every potential source of financial assistance can be a daunting task for students each year. CSP’s commitment to affordability is prompting us to take action.

Beginning Fall 2022, we are proud to announce the Concordia St. Paul Pell Commitment. This initiative will focus on incoming first-year and transfer students with the goal of helping Pell-eligible students maximize their financial aid opportunities and minimize their debt at graduation.

What is a Pell Grant?

A Federal Pell Grant is awarded to students who have financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Unlike a loan, a Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid.*
*with limited exceptions

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CSP is ranked No. 1 among all Minnesota private colleges when it comes to serving Pell-eligible students. Learn more about PELL grants here

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The Concordia Pell Commitment

Concordia’s Pell Commitment ensures that eligible incoming first-year and transfer students who borrow a $3,500 Stafford Loan will receive a grant towards the remaining full cost of tuition.

Eligible students will meet the following criteria:

  • Incoming student in the traditional undergraduate program
  • 3.0 GPA earned at former institution
  • Federal Pell Grant recipient
  • Minnesota State Grant recipient
  • Subsidized Stafford Loan recipient
  • Submitted FAFSA to CSP

Pell Commitment: Steps to Apply

  1. Apply and be admitted to CSP
  2. Submit the FAFSA | CSP code: 002347
  3. Review your financial aid award with your CSP counselor


Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information at [email protected] or 651-641-8230.

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