Admission & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Calendar and Deadlines

Undergraduate Students

Fall 2016 (August - November)


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.


Fall 2016 loan disbursement for undergraduate students


Register for your Federal Student Aid user ID and password. Dependent students need the student and at least one parent to set up an FSA user ID to electronically sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each user must set up his/her own FSA user ID and tie it to an email address within his/her control. Keep this information in a secure place and do not share them with anyone.


The 2017-18 FAFSA becomes available to file. For 2017-18, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income tax information. Concordia University Chicago’s School Code is 001666.

Approximately 3 - 5 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). You can review all of your answers to make sure your SAR has correct information. It is also important to read the SAR comments to determine if additional documentation is required. 

NOTE: Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be able to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. Students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information. 


Second fall 2016 undergraduate loan disbursement (for one-semester loans)


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

Illinois residents are especially encouraged to file early to establish eligibility for the Illinois MAP grant. Students who file after the state deadline cannot receive MAP grant funding.

Note: The FAFSA completion deadline for MAP consideration is set annually by the state of Illinois. We strongly encourage Illinois residents to file the FAFSA no later than December 1. 

Winter 2016 (December - January)


        Illinois residents are strongly encouraged to file their 2017-18 FAFSA no later than December 1.


Financial aid packaging is underway and admitted students with a valid FAFSA on file will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter.


        Spring 2017 classes begin.


        Spring 2017 disbursement date for undergraduate students


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.