At Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, 100 percent of students receive institutional financial assistance, defined as that provided by the institution itself, not by other sources. Institutional scholarships and grants are provided from a variety of sources including the endowment, contributions, and the university's general operating budget. Concordia University Chicago is a private, Christian university affiliated with the Lutheran Missouri Synod.
"We believe it's a way to provide access to those who otherwise might not have funds to attend a private college, or believe a private college education is out of reach," says vice-president for enrollment and marketing Evelyn Burdick.
About 65 percent of students earn top-tier scholarships of $11,500 to $14,000, with the rest gaining admission awards of $4,500 to $7,000, she says.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times