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financial aid for adult undergraduate & graduate students

More than 90% of Concordia University Undergraduate and more than 75% of our Graduate students receive some sort of financial assistance each year. To get started, begin by submitting the Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA). Find out more about the FAFSA and ways to finance your degree below.

  • To apply for financial aid at CSP, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and choose Concordia St. Paul using the code 002347.

    Prefer a mobile app?
    The FAFSA form is on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android)

  • There are a number of criteria that qualify you for a CSP Scholarship, including working at a partner company, graduating from a partner school, or attending a LCMS church. Check out our Scholarships page to see the full list!

    The Concordia St. Paul Scholarship is non-stackable and must be applied at the start of classes. All programs may not qualify for scholarships, please contact your Admissions Counselor for more information. 

  • The Net Price Calculator is a great way for prospective students to find out what going back to school is going to cost. Use this tool to determine your out-of-pocket cost, as well as any scholarships that you may be eligible for.

    Find additional tuition information on our Tuition & Financial Aid website.

  • Find your financial aid award information by logging into Blackboard and clicking under Student Tools > Financial Aid Award. Once logged in, click on the appropriate aid year and view your award.


    Selected for Verification? Verification is the process used to ensure that information submitted on your FAFSA is accurate and complete. If selected, refer to our Tuition & Aid Resources page under the Verification heading and follow the instructions that you will receive in your CSP email.

    Please contact our Verification team at 651-641-8776 or [email protected] with any questions.

  • You’re ready to accept your award! Fantastic, now head to Blackboard and under Student Tools click on Financial Aid Award. Once logged in, find the aid year and accept your award.

    You won’t have aid disbursed in your account until about two weeks after you start classes, but as long as you have accepted the aid and are checking your CSP email for any other notifications from CSP’s Financial Aid department you are ready to go. Congratulations!

  • At CSP, there are two options beyond Financial Aid to pay for your courses.

    • Option #1: Pay in full
    • Option #2: Pay in installments.

    Find out more about your options on our Tuition Payment page.

    CSP Payment Plan | Automatic Withdrawal

    • There will be a 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee for each credit card payment. Concordia does not receive this fee.
      A returned payment for any reason will be charged a $35 bank fee to your student account.

    CSP Installment Plan | Manual Installment Payments

    • $35 processing fee
    • 1% monthly finance charge on outstanding principal balance

    Payment Options:

    Concordia University
    Lockbox 446006
    PO Box 64065
    St. Paul, MN 55164-0065


    1. Login to Blackboard
    2. Click on My Account by Term
    3. Select the Payments tab

    Cash and check payments are accepted at the cashier window. Credit card payments on student accounts must be made online. Please include your student ID on all payments.

  • You may need to change your loan amount or complete a form for a grant that you qualify for – whatever it is that you may need, it can be found on our Tuition & Aid Resources webpage.

  • As a financial aid recipient, you are required to continue eligibility by maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP), filing a FAFSA each year, completing all requested financial aid items and maintaining all other eligibility criteria.

Financial Aid Questions?

Contact us at: [email protected] or 651-603-6300



Graduate students can take advantage of Federal Loans and Scholarships to fund their education and most graduate students qualify for up to $22,500 a year for their studies.

  • In addition to Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans, graduate students may also take advantage of the Direct PLUS loan. This loan can be used to cover additional costs beyond what is covered in your other financial aid package.

  • In addition to federal student aid, graduate students may seek their place of employment for tuition reimbursement or take advantage of any scholarships available through CSP or various outside opportunities.

    Be sure to visit the CSP Graduate Financial Aid page for additional information.

financial aid faq’s

Find more information about Financial Aid on our FAQ site.