Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
Concordia participates in the Federal Direct Lending Program. Lenders are now selected by the Federal Department of Education. For extensive details regarding Federal Loans, read The Department of Education's Student Aid Guide.
General Federal Student Aid Information (800) 433-3243
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal PLUS loans enable PARENTS of dependent students to borrow funds to help pay for their child’s college education. PLUS loans may be used as a supplement to a Direct Loan.
The PLUS loan is a credit-based loan. Parents may be denied based upon adverse credit histories. If the application is denied, the student becomes eligible to borrow additional unsubsidized loan funds ($4000 for Freshmen & Sophomores, $5000 for Juniors and Seniors).
The maximum PLUS loan eligibility dollar amount, for a school year, is calculated by:
Student’s Total Cost of Attendance - Financial Aid = Max Loan eligibility $
Parents can apply for a PLUS loan online at https://studentloans.gov. When applying for a PLUS loan online, please select “Michigan” for the State, then select the first “Concordia” making sure the school code that populates underneath is “G03842”.
Alternative loans are private student loans from a lending institution that is not part of federal government programs. Alternative loans are more expensive than federal government guaranteed loans and should only be used when all other options have been exhausted.
Research all possibilities for scholarships, grants, work-study, and federal loan programs before borrowing from an alternative loan lender. Choose the loan that best suits your needs and remember to borrow only what you need.
Visit the Payment Options page for a list of various lenders.
Call the Financial Aid Office for assistance: 734-995-7408