Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Tuition and Financial Information

Tuition, room, dining plan estimate and fees are listed for the entire year but are due in two installments. Cost increases during the academic year are not anticipated; however, the college reserves the right to make them should unforeseen circumstances make it necessary.

Basic Costs 2021-22

Fee Cost
Tuition (12-17 credits per semester) $27,500
Housing (residence hall)1 $4,100
Dining (205 swipes per semester)2 $5,200
Student activity fee $252
Technology fee $264
Comprehensive fee $37,316
1

Other housing options are available.

2

Other dining plan options are available.

All students are required to live on campus for four semesters, unless they are living at home in the Fargo-Moorhead area or have reached the age of 21. All first- and second-year students living on campus must participate in a college dining plan. Please visit www.ConcordiaCollege.edu/studentmeals for more information about student dining plans.

Besides covering tuition, room, meals and student activity events, the comprehensive fee entitles you to free admission to most campus concerts, athletic events, plays, lectures and other campus functions. The student activity fee pays for a year’s subscription to The Concordian campus newspaper, student activities programming, and contributes to other campus services focused on the student experience. The technology fee provides funding to enhance access to a variety of technologies supporting Concordia students, including expanded internet bandwidth, improved access to wireless networking both in residence halls and other areas of campus, as well as expanded access to printing.

Financial Arrangements

Advance Payments: After acceptance for admission, all new students pay a $300 advance on tuition and fees. Advance payments are applied to tuition charges.

Payment: Payment for fall semester is due by Aug. 15. Payment for spring semester is due by Jan. 15. Payment for summer session is due by June 15. When financial aid or other adjustments are expected, those adjustments may be deducted from the balance. Please do not delay payments while waiting for adjustments. Interest will be charged on unpaid balances not paid by the deadline. Students should not expect to register for the next semester if fees are not paid in full. For information on how to view and/or pay your bill online, please go to www.ConcordiaCollege.edu/payments.

Returned/NSF Check(s): After three (3) non-sufficient funds checks are received as payments on a student’s account, further payments must be made with cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card. Credit card payments are accepted online only.

Vacations: Room charges cover all days of the academic year except the Christmas vacation period, which occurs between semesters. The charge for dining plans covers all days of the academic year except during the following periods: fall and spring midsemester recesses and Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter vacations.

Special Fees

Mandatory fees for selected programs for 2021-22:

Only participating students pay these fees:

Fee Cost
2021 Summer school, per credit $820
2022 Summer school, per credit $820
Private lessons in music, per credit (includes practice room) $550
Music ensembles – with a maximum of $425 per student per semester $100 per ensemble
Music ensembles – with a maximum of $425 per student per semester $225 for premium ensembles
Part-time study, per credit (see Academic Classification section under Office of the Registrar) $1,030
Courses in excess of 17-credit load, per credit (The excess-load charge does not apply to credits from private lessons in music.) $465
Late Registration Fee – A late registration fee will be assessed for courses added or dropped after the established deadlines $30
Course audit (extra course fees may apply):
For currently enrolled students no charge
For graduates of Concordia College no charge
For noncollege persons, per course $50
Student teaching $500
Education Methods Fee $75
Clinical Laboratory Science (Students enrolled in the clinical laboratory science program who, in their final year, attend an approved school of medical technology are charged $13,750 for tuition.) $13,750
Accelerated Nursing Program
Admitted Summer 2020:
Tuition Fall and Spring Semester (per semester) $13,100
Summer Tuition (per credit) $730
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $126
Technology Fee (per semester) $132
Admitted Summer 2021:
Tuition Fall and Spring Semester (per semester) $13,100
Summer Tuition (per credit) $800
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $126
Technology Fee (per semester) $132
Nuring programmatic fee (Nursing fees vary depending on the courses and the year of progression. Please refer to the online course schedule for specific course fees.) $268-530 per semester

Some programs, degrees, or courses may have additional fees. For information relative to these fees, please contact the Business Office, located in Lorentzsen Hall 240, or call 218.299.3150.

Withdrawals and Refunds

The refund amount for tuition, fees, room, and dining plan in the event that a student withdraws from school during the semester is determined by the Business Office on a prorated basis. Determination of any refund is dependent on the date of the withdrawal and dependent on the return of any federal, state, institutional, or other financial aid. If you have questions about whether you will receive a refund or the amount of the refund, please contact the Business Office at 218.299.3150 or businessoffice@cord.edu.

Return of Title IV (Federal) Aid Policy

When a student ceases attendance in all classes during a given semester or summer school, a calculation of “earned” versus “unearned” federal aid must be determined. This federal policy assumes you earn your aid based on how much time has elapsed in the term. For instance, if there are 100 days in a term, and you withdraw on day 20, you have earned 20 percent of your federal aid. All remaining federal student aid is unearned and must be returned. As a result, your earned Federal Student Aid may not cover all unpaid institutional charges due to Concordia College at the time of withdrawal.

If you are taking courses in more than one block (i.e., Part of Term) and withdraw from all active courses you will be considered withdrawn unless Concordia College obtains a written confirmation from you stating you will be attending a later block in the same semester/summer school at the time of the withdrawal request. This pertains even if you are currently enrolled in a later block course. Unless Concordia obtains written confirmation from you at the time of withdrawal, all future classes for the semester/summer school will be dropped (34 CFR 668.22).

The withdrawal date is the date you begin the withdrawal process. If you fail to withdraw officially, the withdrawal date will become the midpoint of the term, unless the college can document a later date. In certain circumstances if an earlier date of last academic activity is determined, this date may be used in the calculation of “earned” federal aid.

If you withdraw before completing 60.01 percent of the term, you “earn” federal funds in direct proportion to the length of time you were enrolled. The percentage of earned aid is determined by dividing the total number of calendar days enrolled by the total number of calendar days in the term. If you complete over 60 percent of the term, you earn all federal financial aid for the term.

The responsibility to repay unearned aid is shared by Concordia College and the student. The college’s share is the lesser of the unearned aid or unearned institutional charges. The college’s share must be repaid to the federal aid programs in the following order, before the student’s share is considered:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
  3. Direct PLUS Loan
  4. Federal Pell Grant
  5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  6. Federal TEACH Grant
  7. Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  8. Other Title IV (Federal) Assistance

Concordia College returns the unearned federal aid within 45 days of the student’s withdrawal date or the date the college became aware that a student withdrew.

If you are required to repay a portion of your loan through the student’s share calculation, you will not be expected to return those funds immediately, but rather when repayment begins according to the terms and conditions of the promissory note. If your share includes grant funds, federal rules allow the grant to be reduced by 50 percent, and Concordia College will repay these grant programs on your behalf within 45 days of the student’s withdrawal date. You will then be responsible for repaying the money back to Concordia College. If this causes undue hardship, a satisfactory payment arrangement can be made with Concordia’s Business Office.

To officially withdraw from the college, you must contact the Center for Student Success. It is our preference you complete the necessary paperwork indicating your intent to withdraw; however, if your circumstances prevent this, please contact the Center for Student Success at 218.299.4551. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you would like to rescind a withdrawal and regain financial aid eligibility for courses in progress of being withdrawn, you must submit a written request to the Center for Student Success. The reinstatement of financial aid eligibility will be contingent upon you being granted a return to the same courses from which you originally withdrew (34 CFR 668.22).

Institutional and State Refund Policy

The Return of Title IV policy, cited above, only considers federal aid. Concordia is also required to determine if any institutional or state financial aid must be returned if you completely withdraw. Concordia offers refunds of tuition and fees, on a prorated basis through the eighth week of fall or spring semester; room and board are prorated as well.

If you withdraw during a period of time that allows for a refund of tuition and/or room and board, a portion or all of your institutional, state and/or outside funding may be reduced or cancelled, assuming the institutional refund was not used to fully repay the Return of Title IV Aid. If you receive a 100 percent tuition refund on all courses for a particular term, all institutional, state and outside funding must be returned to the appropriate aid program(s).

If you are using military tuition assistance (TA) to pay for your education, unearned military tuition assistance payments are refunded back to the sponsoring military branch in accordance with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding.

Refunds for Reduced Load

If you find it necessary to drop a course during the semester, the process must be complete by the deadlines on the academic calendar. If your student status changes from overload to full time or from full time to part time, prorated tuition refunds through the eighth week of the semester will be granted effective on the date the drop-add form is returned to the Office of the Registrar. If you have a refund of tuition as a result of reducing your course load and you are receiving gift assistance from Concordia College, state or private sources, this assistance will be reduced up to the amount of the refund.

Refunds for Private Lessons

Refunds will be granted based on the week the lessons were dropped. No refunds will be granted after five weeks. If financial aid was given to cover music lessons, it will be removed should the lessons be dropped.

Appeals on Refunds

Any questions or problems related to refunds should be directed to the controller, whose office is located in the Business Office.

Terms of Statement

In order to receive any credit balance, complete settlement of your bill must be made.