Scholarships at Concordia

The tuition, room and board and other higher education costs are not the amount that you'll pay for your private education at Concordia. In addition to generous scholarships and grants, there are also many different types of financial aid that will help lower the final amount of your actual investment. Through these scholarships, grants and aid, Concordia students pay close to, or in some cases, less than students at large public universities. 

Various types of institutional financial aid are offered by Concordia. To qualify for institutional financial aid (and for subsequent renewal), you must be a full-time undergraduate student and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Your total amount of institutional aid cannot exceed your cost of tuition.

Merit Aid

Merit aid, also known as academic scholarship, is awarded on the basis of your achievements and potential to contribute to the university's community. The amount of the scholarship is based upon your academic profile: a combination of your high school GPA, in some cases a standardized test score (ACT/CLT/SAT) and other academic measures. You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship upon acceptance to Concordia.

Fall 2024 Amount1 First-year College Student Academic Scholarship High School GPA and/or Index Score

President's Scholarship

$20,000 Regent's Scholarship 4.0
$19,000 Regent's Scholarship 3.88-3.99
$18,000 Dean's Scholarship 3.68-3.87
$17,000 Dean's Scholarship 3.38-3.67
$16,000 Achievement Award 2.00-3.37

1 Scholarship amounts are available for incoming, first-year students only

2 The Academic Index Score is calculated using a student's GPA and ACT/CLT/SAT scores.

Transfer Student Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are available if you're transferring from another college or university. Transfer student academic scholarships are automatically be offered upon acceptance to Concordia Nebraska and are based on your most current transcript with a minimum of 24 hours of college credit. In some cases, as a transfer student with less than 24 hours of college credit, you may still qualify for merit scholarships. 

Fall 2024 Amount Transfer Scholarship Transcript GPA/Eligibility
$21,000 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Available to Phi Theta Kappa members
$20,000 Regent's Scholarship 3.75-4.0
$19,000 Regent's Scholarship 3.40-3.74
$18,000 Dean's Scholarship 3.0-3.39
$17,000 Dean's Scholarship 2.70-2.99
$16,000 Achievement Scholarship 1.0-2.69
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Faith-Based Scholarships

We’re committed to ensuring our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have the opportunity to receive a Lutheran, Christ-centered education. Faith-based scholarships are available for students, regardless of your denomination.

Faith-based scholarships at Concordia

Talent Scholarships

Talent scholarships are available to all incoming students and are awarded based on athletic and performance abilities. The scholarships are awarded by recommendation of the department chair, director or coach. Concordia offers scholarships in each of the following performance areas:



Athletic scholarships are available for all 22 Concordia athletic teams.

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Various levels of scholarships are available for students pursuing an art degree.

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Collegiate Leadership Competition Team

Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen interested in joining the Collegiate Leadership Competition team.

Collegiate Leadership Competition Team


Earn a scholarship as part of the esports team, whether you're a player or part of the production crew.

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Available for students who will take lessons and participate in one of Concordia's curricular ensembles.

Audition information

Programming Team

The programming team at Concordia offers scholarships available for incoming freshmen.

Programming Team

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate offers a number of scholarships to students who participate on the team.

Speak your mind


The theatre department provides scholarships to students, majors and non-majors, who are interested in theatre.

Take center stage


Uzziah Scholars

Scholarships are available for students studying in agriculture-related programs. 

Uzziah Scholars

Nebraska Career Scholarship  

New Concordia University students who are Nebraska residents pursuing specific high-need degree programs including health and technology-related fields may be eligible to receive $2,500 - $4,000 scholarships per year provided by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.


Get Your Scholarship Estimate

Use our net price calculator to get an idea of what scholarships you'll be eligible for at Concordia using your GPA and test scores. 

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Benefits for Veterans

Use your G.I. Bill at Concordia as you work toward earning your undergraduate or graduate degree.

Veteran education benefits

Lutheran Guarantee

We’re committed to ensuring our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have the opportunity to receive a Lutheran, Christ-centered education. Through our Lutheran Guarantee, undergraduate students can earn at least $25,000/year in institutional aid, and graduate students will qualify for a special $340/per credit hour rate.

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A Distinctive Lutheran Education

At Concordia, we promise to equip you with a higher education that intersects learning opportunities, individual development and faith in Christ, in order to bring depth and meaning to your college experience. Our Promises of a Lutheran Education ensure that you will graduate not only with a set of skills and a degree, but also a sense of Christian vocation and purpose for the future.

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A Private Education With Value

You’ll find a more meaningful college experience at Concordia, where you’ll be part of a supportive campus community as you study your passions and prepare to make a positive impact in the world. Through generous scholarships and financial aid packages, your tuition at Concordia will be similar to what you will find at a large public university.

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Hear from Concordia's students

Meet some of our students and learn about their experiences as part of our Christ-centered, supportive community with values.

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