"Before, I did not even have a career plan and didn’t think that college and a four year degree was even possible. The State Grant has made a lot of things possible for me. I worry less about paying for school.”
The story at Concordia College
There were 639 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 30 percent of all Concordia students.
- The average State Grant award at Concordia was $5,172.
- In total, more than $3.3 million in State Grant awards were made to Concordia students.
There were 461 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 22% of all Concordia students.
- The average Pell Grant award at Concordia was $4,231.
- In total, more than $1.9 million in Pell Grant awards were made to Concordia students.
"The State Grant has allowed my twin sister and I to attend Concordia College. Without receiving it we would not have been able to attend. I wanted to play college hockey and the State Grant has allowed me to play the sport that I love and receive a great education."
“I always imagined myself going to a private liberal arts college — small class sizes are really important to me — but without the State Grants I could not have attended Concordia College. I hope to be a teacher and will not be making a large amount of money. I feel very fortunate to be able to attend a great school like Concordia College and I am grateful to my State Grant that made it a reality for me."
“We’re not financially well-off and I’ve always known that I’d have to work hard to get what I want. I don’t think I’d be at a private college or maybe even college without the State Grant. I’m so grateful that I can be here. I believe that what I’m getting is a quality education and I love everything about Concordia.”