Types of Grants
Concordia Grants are awarded based on financial need. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on an annual basis. Renewal is based on continued financial need, so students must complete a FAFSA annually.
Federal Pell Grants
Pell Grants are available to students without a prior bachelor’s degree who demonstrate exceptional financial need according to a federal eligibility formula. Students must complete the FAFSA on an annual basis. Renewal is based on continued financial need. Maximum award in 2013-14 is $5,645.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
FSEOG are generally awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and are eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant. Student must complete the FAFSA on an annual basis. Renewal is based on continued financial need.
Minnesota Grants are awarded to Minnesota residents without a prior bachelor’s degree who demonstrate financial need according to a state formula. Students must be enrolled in 15 credits each semester to receive full funding. Renewal is based on continued financial need. The maximum award is $9,620 in 2012-13. The 2013-14 maximum will be released at the end of the Minnesota legislative session. Students are limited to eight semesters of college attendance.
Concordia College participates in the TEACH Grant program. TEACH Grants are awarded to students planning to teach in certain subject areas and in low-income schools. At Concordia, students must be enrolled in or have completed Education 210 to be eligible (usually taken in the sophomore year).