FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The FAFSA is required for state, federal, and some institutional aid.  You need to complete a new/renewal FAFSA each academic year. To fill out the FAFSA, you will need both the parents and students 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 "Student Forms" online. Verification is intended to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA.

Click Here to complete the FAFSA - The 2023-2024 FAFSA is now open!

Click Here for more information on the EFC

Click Here to complete verification online

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