Paying for Nursing School and Financial Aid

Many students use financial aid in order to pay for school. The first step that the Office of Financial Aid will always recommend is to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.ed.gov and include the Concordia University-Portland school code: 003191 (you can also search by institution name). This allows the financial aid team to determine what eligibility you may have for federal funding (grants and/or student loans) to help cover your costs.

Once you have submitted your FAFSA to us (it usually takes 24-48 hours to arrive at the school electronically once you’ve submitted it online) and been admitted into the program, you will receive a financial aid award packet. Your financial aid award will inform you of all the grants and loans you qualify for that are funded by the state and/or federal government. It will also include information about alternative funding sources (outside scholarships, private loans, etc.).

Tuition and fees are due by the start of each term. To assist students in paying for their student bill, Concordia University can provide payment plan options or certify veteran education benefits.

The Office of Student Accounts offers monthly payment plans that allows you to pay over the course of the term.

If you are planning on using veteran education benefits, Veteran Services can walk you through the process of certifying any veteran education benefits you may be eligible for. Concordia University is also approved for Yellow Ribbon.

If you have additional questions, please direct those to your enrollment specialist who can connect you with the appropriate team member to answer your questions more specifically.

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