FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

CBU school code: 001125

    • The FAFSA is required for federal and state aid.  You need to complete a new/renewal FAFSA each academic year. To fill out the FAFSA, you will your demographic & financial information.
    • The FAFSA will produce an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number. Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by CBU to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.
    • If you are selected for verification, you will need to submit additional demographic & financial information to CBU.  This will be done through "Verify My FAFSA" online. Verification is intended to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA.

 

Click Here to complete the FAFSA

Click Here for more information on the EFC

Click Here to complete verification online

1. Financial Aid Overview

2. Financial Aid Myths

3. Dependent vs. Independent


  

Moving From Undergrad to Grad during the school year

If you are graduating with your bachelors degree and are moving to a Graduate Program in the Spring semester, there are some changes to your FAFSA that need to be made:

    • Question #29 "What will your grade level be when you begin the 2019-2020 school year?"

        • Answer - "1st year graduate/professional"
    • Question #48 "At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, will you be working on a master's or doctorate program (such as an MA, MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD, graduate certificate, etc.)?"

        • Answer - "Yes"

If you are graduating with your bachelors degree and are moving to a Teaching Credential ONLY in the Spring semester:

    • Question #29 "What will your grade level be when you begin the 2019-2020 school year?"

        • Answer - "5th year/other undergraduate"