Undergraduate Applying for Financial Aid
Concordia College-New York requires that all students who are interested in receiving financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Concordia’s priority deadline to apply for Financial Aid is April 1 for new students, and April 15 for returning students.
Steps to completing and submitting a FAFSA:
- You and your parent will need a FAFSA PIN in order to sign electronically. Obtain a PIN at http://www.pin.ed.gov. It will take 1-3 days to process the PIN.
- Complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is available beginning January 1. It is important to file the FAFSA as soon as possible.
- Have both student and parent Social Security Numbers, 2013 Federal Tax Returns, and any statements of assets available as you complete the application. Students and parents are encouraged to use the "IRS Data Retrieval Tool," available within the FAFSA, to connect directly with the IRS to provide tax return information. If taxes have not yet been completed – do not delay filing the FAFSA. Use estimated figures, which can be updated once the taxes are complete.
- Concordia's Federal School Code is 002709.
- If you are a New York State resident, upon completion of the FAFSA, apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program at https://www.tapweb.org/totw. A link will be provided once the FAFSA has been submitted.
Once you have submitted your FAFSA:
The Financial Aid Office will review the results of your FAFSA and contact you to request any additional information.
- New Students: Financial Aid award packages are mailed approximately 2-3 weeks following your acceptance letter, beginning late February. Once you receive your award package, follow the instructions to accept your awards.
- Returning Students: Financial Aid award packages are sent electronically, via Banner self service, following the end of the Spring semester. Once you receive the award package, follow the instructions to accept your awards.
Documents and Links:
- Income Verification: If your FAFSA has been selected for Income Verification, you must provide the following documents to the Financial Aid Office for review:
- Special Circumstances Review Form
- Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note Instructions
- Parent PLUS Loan Application Instructions
- Financial Aid Explanation Page
- Declaration of Church Work Intent
- Link to LCMS District Aid Application
Net Price Calculator
Click here to access Concordia College's Net Price Calculator. The Net Price Calculator will help determine a personalized net price estimated based on our financial aid options.
Grants and Scholarships
Concordia Grant Aid and Scholarships are available to full-time, matriculated undergraduate students. In order to be considered for a grant or scholarship, students must complete the FAFSA. Click here for more information about Concordia’s scholarship and grant awards.
Concordia participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program, administering both Direct Student Loans and Direct Graduate and Parent Loans (PLUS). In order to receive Federal Direct Loans, students must complete the FAFSA. Click here for more information about Student and Parent Loans.
For those who find it more convenient to pay on a monthly basis, Concordia offers a payment plan. To learn more please visit Banner Self Service, or contact the Student Accounts Office for more information.
Maintaining your Financial Aid
Concordia College has defined, for purposes of student financial aid, “measurable satisfactory academic progress”. The following students are affected by this policy:
- New first-year and transfer students enrolled in an undergraduate program
- Continuing students applying for financial aid, who have never previously received aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for Financial Aid Recipients
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the term used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. Federal regulations require Concordia College-New York to establish, publish and apply standards to monitor your progress towards completion of your certificate or degree program. If you do not meet these standards, you will be placed on financial aid probation or suspension.
Your academic performance must meet the following SAP standards:
Qualitative standard: Represented by your grade point average (GPA). You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA to remain eligible for financial aid.
Quantitative standard: This standard has two parts. First, you must complete your degree or certificate program within a maximum timeframe, which may vary according to your student status and program. Second, you must successfully complete a required percentage of the credits you attempt. This component is referred to as your credit completion ratio.
See Catalog for more information.
The Financial Aid Office is located on the lower floor of Feth Hall.
- Monday - Friday: 8:30am – 6pm
|Chris D'Ambrosio||Director||914-337-9300, x2136|
|Kenneth Fick||Associate Director||914-337-9300, x2146|
|Melinda Maybury||Assistant Manager||914-337-9300 x2153|
|Joan Clarke||Financial Aid Counselor||914-337-9300, x2145|
|Michael Orlicki||Student Accounts||914-337-9300, x2115|