District Support

District support application/information may be found on the Concordia University System (CUS) website.

To apply for district support, visit the CUS website. Find the representative from your district to find deadlines and to determine if you are required to provide information beyond the general district application.

The Financial Aid office must receive your general district application with Section I completed by April 1.

In order for the Concordia Seminary Financial Aid office to complete Section 2 of the district application for you, your home pastor’s signature is required on your application.

Other Financial Aid Opportunities


We encourage students to apply to independent foundations that support ministerial and theological education through the distribution of grants and scholarships.

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Student Loans

Post-baccalaureate students are eligible for unsubsidized loans only. The federal direct unsubsidized loan program is not need based and provides loans based on the student’s total cost of attendance and anticipated financial assistance.

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Presidential Awards

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Presidential Awards provide financial aid opportunity for incoming students who graduate from the colleges and universities of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (CUS) or Valparaiso University (VU), and who have applied to a program in Ministerial Formation at Concordia Seminary.

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Regent Awards

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Regent Awards are designed to help future pastors overcome financial barriers and fulfill their call to ministry.

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