How is Financial Aid Eligibility Determined?
Your calling is a mission from God, and your education is an investment in the fulfillment of your call. With the support of individuals and organizations within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and beyond, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis offers a variety of financial aid, grants, awards, and scholarships for incoming students. Browse here to learn about your options for paying for Seminary.
A formula established by Congress is applied to the data which you submit on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The resulting Student Aid Report (SAR) includes an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which indicates how much money you are expected to contribute toward your education. Your remaining financial need is determined by the following calculation:
Cost of Attendance (-) EFC = Financial Need
Your cost of attendance includes:
Tuition and fees
Room and board
Books and supplies
Estimated health insurance costs
An allowance for transportation
An allowance for miscellaneous expenses
All of our students are classified as independent; therefore, your EFC and financial need eligibility will be based solely on the personal information you submit on the FAFSA. It is not dependent on your parents’ income and/or financial history.
Required Ministerial Formation Applications for Financial Aid
For 2015-2016 academic year:
- 2015-2016 Seminary Financial Aid Application
- 2015-2016 FAFSA Application – Concordia Seminary’s school code is G02457
- LCMS District Application
For 2015 summer:
- 2014-2015 Seminary Financial Aid Application (PDF)
- 2014-2015 FAFSA Application – Concordia Seminary’s school code is G02457
MA, STM and PhD students may find their Financial Aid Applications here.