Admission & Financial Aid

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For the sake of the Church we must have and maintain Christian schools.
-Martin Luther

Concordia University Chicago recognizes the commitment families make to a Lutheran education and the desire for a Christ-centered, Lutheran college experience. Graduates of CUC are well-prepared to serve the Church and world in whatever vocation they choose and their education must be affordable. Our strong Christian and liberal arts foundation provides a well-rounded education focused on faith, values and the individual as we commit to developing ethical leaders among our students.

That’s why for the second year in a row, CUC is guaranteeing every eligible Lutheran student or graduate of a Lutheran high school our top Pillars Scholarship of up to $20,000 per year.

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Eligible First-Time Freshmen (full-time):

Pillars Scholarship: $20,000
Church Professional Grant: $1,000
Lutheran Servant Award: $500
CUC Alumni Grant: $500
Total Scholarship Grant Up to $22,000

Learn more about full eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

30 ACT and 3.50 GPA Pillars Scholarship $20,000
24 ACT and 3.25 GPA Regents Scholarship $19,000
21 ACT and 3.00 GPA Faculty Scholarship $18,000

Freshmen who do not meet the above eligibility requirements are still guaranteed admission awards of up to $10,000.


Eligible Transfer Students (full-time):

Pillars Scholarship: $15,000
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $2,000
Lutheran Servant Award:  $500
CUC Alumni Grant: $500
Total/Scholarship Grant Up to $18,000

Learn more about full eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

3.80 GPA Pillars Scholarship $15,000
3.40 GPA Regents Scholarship $14,000
3.00 GPA Faculty Scholarship $13,000

Transfer students who do not meet the above eligibility requirements are still guaranteed admission awards of up to $11,500.

All residential students are guaranteed an additional $1,000 Housing Grant.