Admission & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Calendar and Deadlines

Undergraduate Students

Spring 2014

March - June

March

3/1/14

This is the priority date for receipt of your FAFSA results. Those received prior to March 1, 2014 will be given priority consideration for financial aid. Those received after this date will be considered for aid based on the availability of funds.

Financial aid packaging is underway and accepted students with a valid FAFSA on file will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter. Students can review, accept and/or decline their financial package by logging onto Concordia Connect.

March

 3/10/14

 Second spring 2014 loan disbursement (for one-semester loans).

April

 4/1/14

Financial aid packaging continues. Students can review, accept and/or decline their financial package by logging onto Concordia Connect

May

5/1/14

Last date for Concordia University Chicago to have received your FAFSA results in order to receive a pre-bill for the 2014-15 academic year. This will include all of your financial aid awarded and reduce the out of pocket expenses due to Concordia-Chicago by the end of July.

Admitted students must pay their enrollment deposit with the Office of Undergraduate Admission to secure enrollment in the 2014 fall class.

 

5/15/14

Complete the two-step process of securing your Federal Direct Loans to allow enough processing time for the loan funds to be available by the fall bill due date.

Summer 2014

June - August

June

6/1/14

Priority date for Concordia University Chicago to receive any requested documentation in order to complete the financial aid file. If you are applying for an alternative loan, or your parent is applying for a PLUS Loan, this is the latest date you should make your application with the lender.

 

6/15/14

Last day to complete the two-step process of securing your Federal Direct Loans to allow enough processing time for the loan funds to be available by the fall bill due date.


End of June

Semester bills are sent by the Student Business Services Office. Please note that your financial aid will not reflect on your bill unless you have completed all requirements with our office.

June  - July

6/14 - 7/14

Orientation - Jump Start, is the opportunity for new students to register for classes, choose their meal plans, and receive their estimated fall bills.

  July

Confirm your attendance to CUC by either paying your balance in full or beginning payment with Concordia - Chicago’s installment plan.

  

Fall 2014

August - November

August

  8/25/14

First day of fall classes!

Study, work hard and enjoy your CUC experience! Remember, your grades can affect your eligibility for federal and state financial aid.

September

  9/2/14

Fall loan disbursement for undergraduate students.

October

 10/20/14

 Second fall 2014 loan disbursement (for one-semester loans).

 

Winter 2014-15

December - March

December

12/1/14- 12/31/14

Register for your Federal Student Aid PIN number(s). Dependent students need to have the student and at least one parent registered to obtain PIN numbers in order to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Applicants usually receive their PIN numbers within three to five days. Keep them in a secure place and do not share them with anyone.

January

1/1/15

First date to file the 2015-16 FAFSA. Be sure to use accurate, completed 2014 tax return information when completing your FAFSA. Concordia University Chicago’s School Code is 001666.

Approximately three to five business days after submitting the FAFSA, students who provided an e-mail address will receive an e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education with a link to their Student Aid Report (SAR) on the Web. You can review all of your answers and make sure your SAR has the correct information. It is also important to read the comments listed to determine if additional information is required. If you used estimated income on the FAFSA, you must update the data as soon as you have filed your 2014 income taxes.


1/12/15

Spring 2015 classes begin.

 

1/19/15

Spring 2015 disbursement date for undergraduate students.

March

3/1/15

If you haven’t already done so, complete the FAFSA by March 1st to receive maximum consideration for student financial aid.


 
 

Deadlines

Students must submit all missing documents to the Office of Financial Aid at least 3 weeks before the end of the semester. Failure to do so may result in the ineligibility to receive financial aid.