Student Financial Aid

The Ohio District LCMS offers financial assistance to those students studying at one of the colleges or universities in the Concordia System or studying at one of the Concordia Seminaries, who intend to serve as a professional church worker in an LCMS Church or School.

In order for a student to be eligible for financial aid from the Ohio District, certain criteria must be met as requirements have changed. The student applying for aid must be responsible in reading all of the required documents, sign where indicated, and communicating with his/her pastor to complete and sign the necessary forms.


Student Financial Aid Forms

The Student Financial Aid forms identified must be submitted every new school year.

Deadline date to send in forms: June 15

Forms indicated must be returned to the Ohio District office, unless otherwise noted.  Forms postmarked after June 15 will not be considered for financial aid. 

Send completed and signed forms to:

                      Student Financial Aid
                      The Ohio District LCMS
                      25000 Country Club Blvd., #220
                      North Olmsted, OH  44070
Click on the name of each form to download and complete.


Section I (to be completed and signed by applicant and applicant’s Pastor).

AFTER SECTION I IS COMPLETED AND SIGNED, THIS FORM MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE (Please make a copy of this form prior to sending to the college financial aid office and attach the copy to the forms being sent to the Ohio District office.)

Section II (to be completed by the college financial aid office where applicant is applying). 

The DFAA form will be returned to the Ohio District office from the financial aid office upon completion.


This is a fillable PDF and must be completed by applicant and signed by both applicant and applicant’s Pastor.  If there is a pastoral vacancy in the applicant’s congregation, another lay leader familiar with the applicant can complete and sign this form.


Overview describes eligibility, application process, rules and regulations that applicant needs to know and review prior to applying for financial aid from the Ohio District LCMS.  This form requires a signature from the applicant.


Signed by applicant (and parent/guardian if applicant is a minor) and applicant’s Pastor, acknowledging that any money awarded to applicant must be repaid if applicant discontinues his/her studies or fails to enter full-time church work for any reason other than ill health.


Applicant gives consent to the Ohio District LCMS and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) to use applicant’s photo, as described in document.  Applicant must include a recent photo of themselves to accompany this form.

Questions?  Contact Deb Klusak at:

Student Financial Aid Committee

Rev. Mark Matzke - Chairman
St. Mark Lutheran Church - Chesterland, Ohio

Mrs. Lillian Keller

Deborah Klusak - Administrative Services