Q: Do I have to apply for financial aid each year?
Yes, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic school year.
Q: Will a schedule change (add/drop) affect my financial aid?
Yes, any changes to your schedule may result in an adjustment to your financial aid package.
Q: When is tuition due?
Tuition is due 14 calendar days before the start of the term, as defined by the official academic calendar.
Q: I filled out the FAFSA and received a Student Aid Report in my email. What do I do with it?
Please retain the Student Aid Report (SAR) for your records. It does not need to be sent to Concordia, as the Department of Education provides us with this information. Check your SAR to see if you have been flagged for Verification. If so, contact your Student Support Coordinator to discuss the required documentation. Also, review your SAR for errors if any are found, correct them and send the FAFSA back to the Department of Education for reprocessing.
Q: How many hours must I be enrolled to be eligible for financial aid?
You must be registered at least:
- 3 hours per semester to be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant
- 6 hours a semester to be eligible for the Federal Direct Loan
- 9 hours a semester for the Texas Equalization Grant.
Q: Do I have to complete my taxes before filling out the FAFSA?
Your income tax return does not need to be sent to the IRS before completing your FAFSA, although we recommend doing so. You can also estimate your taxes if you plan to complete them later in the year. If estimations are used, they should be as close to your anticipated income as possible. You will be required to provide your actual tax information once it is available.
Q: I received company reimbursement or a scholarship from an organization outside of Concordia. How do I let Concordia know and who should the money be sent to?
You must list all outside sources of assistance that you will receive or anticipate receiving on your admissions application. If you are notified of a scholarship award or reimbursement after submitting your application, please contact Student Financial Services via email as soon as possible. The organization awarding your scholarship should send payment to the Concordia University Texas Accounting Office prior to August 1.