Concordia Seminary Alternate Route Certificate Program (Residential) Gainful Employment Financial Aid Fact Sheet
This program prepares students to enter the following occupation, Clergy (21-2011.00). You may view the occupational profile on O*NET here http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-2011.00.
It consists of two years on campus coursework and one additional year of vicarage (internship).
Estimated Costs to Complete the Program
|Books & Supplies||$3,600|
|Room & Board (On-Campus)||$16,374|
|Health Insurance||$4,944 (student only)|
*Institutional financial aid may offset the tuition figure with a minimum grant of $27,257. This is based only on the Residential Programs grant of 28% and the full vicarage tuition coverage. Additional grants such as Adopt-A-Student, Endowments and Merit Scholarships may decrease the above tuition, please see the additional information below which explains in further detail.
Average Net Amount of Student Responsibility for Tuition
|Residential Programs Grant||$16,187|
|Average Adopt-A-Student Grant||$9,000|
*During Vicarage year, the seminary has agreed to cover the difference between tuition and the amount which is received from Home Congregation, District, Adopt-A-Student, Endowments and any other seminary funding. Currently the vicarage tuition is $11,070 based on 18 credit hours.
Support for Tuition
Tuition Grant – The minimum grant a student will receive is 28% and the maximum grant is not limited. Actual awards will be made based on a percentage of the actual tuition charged. The tuition assistance will come from the following sources:
- Residential Programs Grant of (28%)-This amount is guaranteed.
- Adopt A Student Grant averaging $4,500 – The actual amount could be higher or lower. This amount will vary and will be based on the relationships that can be built between students and “adopters” as facilitated by the seminary. It is contingent upon filing required applications on time and complying with the Adopt-A-Student communication requirements. Opportunity to suggest potential adopters is provided on the application form.
- Priority Endowment Scholarships averaging $1,200 – It is based on income from endowments where the donor has requested the award be made to students with specific qualities (ethnic origin, Synodical District, geographic area, academic performance, etc.).
- Merit & Presidential Scholarships: This category of scholarship will be used to reward meritorious performance, address exceptional financial situations and promote as well as bolster the M.Div. and Certificate programs.
Opportunities for beginning students include:
- $1,000 for passing the little ELCEs prior to April 30.
- $1,000 for passing the languages prior to July 31.
Some additional averages of other sources of aid (only based on previous year average)
Average amount and range of District assistance
Average amount and range of Home Congregation assistance
Average amount of outside assistance (gift aid, scholarships, etc.)
Student Indebtedness (based on Stafford Student Loans only for all Alternate Route and MDiv students combined, MDiv students attend one additional year)
Average amount of indebtedness for the students who graduated in May 2011 – $34,325