Financial aid can be intimidating to students and their families. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions that will help you as you navigate the financial aid process.
I probably don't qualify for aid. Should I still apply?
Yes, many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. In addition, there are sources of aid such as unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS loans that are available regardless of need. We recommend that all students complete the FAFSA application so our team can award the best financial aid package possible. The FAFSA takes many factors into consideration including household size, number in college, asset portfolio and more. The FAFSA is required in order to receive any federal or institutional aid.
What is a FAFSA?
The FAFSA, Free Application for Student Aid, is used to determine if you are eligible for federal, state, school or even private financial aid. By completing the FAFSA, you’re able to apply for federal and state grants, loans and work studies, as well as school and private scholarships. Basically, the FAFSA is your first step for receiving monetary assistance for your entire college career.
What is CU’s school code?
Cumberland University school code is 003485.
What is the priority deadline?
Students whose financial aid files are complete before the priority deadline of February 1 will be given priority over those applying after that date.
Contact Us. We’re Here to Help.
If you have any questions or need any help through your next steps, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help guide you through this process to ensure you’re ready for your first day at CU.
Office hours for the Financial Aid Office are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If you need help navigating the process, contact the Financial Aid Office during regular business hours at – 615-547-1399 locally or 800-467-0562, ext. 1399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.