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There’s something very special about the education professionals we admit into Concordia’s programs. They’re not in this just for a salary boost or promotion, but rather for the greater good. Our students can envision how their newfound skills will greatly benefit their community and are motivated by an innate responsibility to serve future generations. So when it comes to finances, we work hard to make sure nothing stops them, because we believe in their value.
MEd and EdD applicants: Complete your application for admission, statement of intent, and transcript request form within 72 hours of your interview with your enrollment specialist for the April 30, 2018 or April 30, 2018, start dates for any of Concordia’s online Graduate Education degree programs.
The Priority Scholarship can be combined with the Back to School Scholarship for a total value of $3,000 toward the MEd and $6,000 toward the EdD. It is also stackable with other scholarships. Please check with your enrollment specialist for more details.
The maximum available scholarship amount for a student who is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran is $5,000 toward the MEd and $10,000 toward the EdD. Military veterans or their spouses can elect to stack the Military Scholarship with the Seasonal to School Scholarship, thereby maximizing their available scholarship amount.
The Priority Scholarship is being offered for the April 30th MEd start date and the April 30th EdD start date. Concordia reserves the right to extend the scholarship to later start dates but cannot guarantee availability beyond these start dates at this time.
All Concordia scholarships are prorated over the duration of your program. If a student elects to withdraw from the program prior to completion, they will not be able to realize the full value of the scholarship.
Every student who is accepted into a qualifying degree program is entitled to the Seasonal Scholarship: $2,000 for MEd students and $5,000 for EdD students. Please contact an enrollment specialist at (888) 986-8148 for more information.
Active-duty or veteran military service members and their spouses can receive:
Active-duty applicants will need to show a current pay stub; veterans will need to verify honorable or general discharge status.
THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY, AND THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE GOVERNMENT.
K-12 faculty, staff, and parents of students at Lutheran schools can receive 20% off tuition with our Lutheran School Partnership scholarship when enrolling in an online program (cannot be combined with other offers).
Candidates must currently be a faculty or staff member, or parent of a student at a Lutheran K-12 school.
Lutheran Educators and Employees: Receive your 20% scholarship
Educators and employees who work in the Concordia University System can receive 20% off tuition with our Lutheran Educators and Employees scholarship when enrolling in an online program (cannot be combined with other offers).
Candidates must currently be a Lutheran educator (faculty or staff) at a Concordia University Systems college.
Teachers working in a U.S. Department of Education-designated Title I school district and enrolling in a Master of Education or Doctorate of Education online degree program can receive a $2,000 Title I Scholarship.
Select programs apply. Please contact an enrollment specialist for more information and eligibility requirements specific to your program of interest.
Scholarships may not be stackable with other scholarships from Concordia.
Current scholarship and award offers are subject to change. To learn more, simply fill out the request information form on this page, or contact an enrollment specialist at (888) 986-8148.
Here are the details on the free textbooks offer currently available for the April 30th MEd and April 30th EdD cohorts.
Yes! Our free textbooks offer is an investment in you. Concordia has agreed to assume the costs of textbooks, e-books, and other required materials and their shipping costs for all MEd students who start on April 30 and EdD students who start on April 30.
No. The free textbook offer applies to required reading materials only. Students who wish to purchase copies of suggested and/or supplemental resources will still need to do so at their own expense.
Students will be issued a “Shop By Schedule” order from Concordia University-Portland’s online bookstore, MBS Direct, via email two weeks prior to their start date (or at the point of registration if they register within two weeks of the start date), which will indicate they have a book order “pending their review” before it can be processed and shipped. For the initial order, a login and password will be generated. Once logged in, students will verify the course and textbook information is correct, confirm their shipping address, and submit for processing.
The students will not be responsible for selecting courses, books, or shipping methods. Their book choices will be loaded into their portal prior to the email being sent; the main purpose will be address verification.
The students will receive a similar email two weeks before each course start date to verify the order and shipping information.
Complete all of your application materials, be admitted, and enroll to start on April 30, for MEd or April 30, for EdD.
No. The free textbook offer is for new students who are enrolling for the first time at Concordia University-Portland and are starting their program on April 30 (EdD) or April 30 (MEd).
Yes, ground shipping is covered for all orders over $49.00. Expedited shipping options are available by request and are processed at the student’s own expense.
E-book access is controlled with a license from the publisher. In most cases, the license is good for 180 or 365 days after delivery, depending on the publisher. Access to the materials will expire at the end of the licensing period. Concordia University cannot extend the license on the student’s behalf, and the student will need to purchase access to the materials for themselves if they need or want to extend it.
Students who withdraw from the program forfeit the opportunity to continue receiving free textbooks. Students on a leave of absence will be unable to order new books until they return from leave and re-enter their program.
Concordia reserves the right to extend the promotion to later start dates, but cannot guarantee availability beyond these start dates at this time.
The main reason I would recommend Concordia to others is because of the support provided through each step.
If financial aid is of interest, you must first file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your financial aid eligibility. Complete the financial aid process along with your program application to have payment arrangements in place by the start of classes.
Be sure to use Concordia University-Portland’s FAFSA school code: 003191.
Once your FAFSA is submitted and processed, the U.S. Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR). This report will include your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which Concordia will use to determine your financial aid eligibility.
If you have been accepted to the relevant online degree program and have decided to file the FAFSA with Concordia as a recipient, you will be notified of exactly how much aid you are eligible for (including federal, state, and institutional funds) in your personalized financial aid package.
For any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at (888) 244-5140.
Below are the costs per credit for our online education programs before any scholarships, grants, or aid are applied:
All MEd programs
$697 per credit
All EdD programs
$880 per credit
Technology fees are included in the price of tuition. Late payment fees and payment plans are not included in tuition and will be charged accordingly. Course fees and fees related to research and practicums vary by program.
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