“The State Grant has helped my family and it lessens the stress and anxiety on how we would possibly pay for tuition. Because I have received this grant, I am able to attend Concordia University.”
The story at Concordia University, St. Paul
There were 832 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 21 percent of all Concordia undergraduates.
- The average State Grant award at Concordia was $4,742.
- In total, more than $3.9 million in State Grant awards were made to Concordia students.
There were 1,392 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 36% of all Concordia University undergraduates.
- The average Pell Grant award at Concordia was $3,804.
- In total, nearly $5.3 million in Pell Grant awards were made to Concordia students.
"Paying for college definitely wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t have financial aid. The State Grant is key. Without it, I would have been in a much more difficult position, in terms of managing my tuition. Concordia University was definitely a good fit for me.”
“I am a first-generation college student so it's been difficult because there was no college fund. Without the State Grant, I would not have had the finances to attend a school like Concordia University — it has helped me financially to reach my goal.”
“The State Grant actually makes it affordable for me to attend college. It’s nice to have some extra support, in addition to my loans. I chose to go to a private college for the low student-to-teacher ratio and for the quality of education I’d receive; I probably wouldn’t have been able to attend if not for grants.”