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Congratulations on reaching this parenting milestone. We’re excited your student is considering Cumberland University as their new home away from home. They’re about to embark on one of the most meaningful times in their life, and we’re committed to guiding them throughout their academic journey to ensure they thrive and are ready to meet what lies ahead.
At Cumberland University, parent and family engagement is a vital part of our community. Your guidance, reassurance, and support help our students’ dreams become a reality. Becoming a member of the Cumberland University Parent and Family Association is a great way to become involved and be informed of all events and happenings on our campus.
Don’t miss an essential Admissions deadline. Check on essential upcoming dates here.
August 1 - CU Application Opens
Our application opens August 1 and we send decisions out two to three weeks after your student’s application is complete. Our recommended deadline is January 15. Applying by this date will guarantee your student receives a decision before spring which gives them a chance to be fully informed about scholarships and other financial aid options available to them.Start My Application
September 15 - Early Decision
October 1 - FAFSA Application Opens
Completing the FAFSA is one of the most important things to check off their to-do list when applying for college.
The FAFSA, Free Application for Student Aid, is used to determine if your student is eligible for federal, state, school or even private financial aid. By completing the FAFSA, they will be able to apply for federal and state grants, loans and work studies, as well as school and private scholarships. Basically, the FAFSA is their first step for receiving monetary assistance for their entire college career. Make certain your students has their FAFSA sent to Cumberland University. School code: 003485
November 1 - Tennessee Promise Application Opens
Seniors may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at CU.TN Promise Application
January 15 - CU Recommended Application Deadline
Applying by this date will guarantee your student an admissions decision before spring which gives them a chance to be fully informed about scholarships and other financial aid options available to them.CU Application
February 1 - FAFSA Application Deadline
This is the last day for your student to file their 2020-2021 FAFSA. Make certain to have your student have their FAFSA sent to Cumberland University. School code: 003485FAFSA Application
April 1 - CU Scholarships Deadline
There are a variety of ways your student can pay for their college education and receive financial assistance. We award over $300,000 in private and endowed scholarships every year. Be sure to apply.Scholarship Application
July 1 - Complete and report your first 8 hours of community service
For your student to maintain TN Promise eligibility, they are required to perform 8 hours of community service prior to each term the award is received.Report Community Service
July 15 - Late Decision
July 18 - Last day to take the ACT
Last day to take the ACT. Make certain your student has their scores sent to Cumberland University. School code: 3954
*UPDATE: In response to the reduced number of national and state testing dates for ACT and SAT caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cumberland University is suspending the requirement for standardized test scores for students seeking admission as first time freshmen for the Spring 2021 semester. In lieu of standardized testing scores, all students with a high school GPA below 3.0 must complete the Personal Statement and Resilience Questionnaire.Submit My Personal Statement
Parent and Family Association
You play a vital role in your student’s success. When you join the Cumberland University Parent and Family Association you can be involved and make an impact on your student’s college experience.
You can join the many parents who are making an even greater impact at Cumberland University for their students, and for all CU students through their generous support. Your gift enables CU to direct resources to help our students and faculty with emergent needs and build upon our historic legacy.
Health & Safety
Your student’s health and safety are our top priority. We offer a variety of resources to aid them throughout their time here at CU. Whether they live on or off campus, we’re committed to providing all our students with a safe community where their ideas and dreams can grow. You can learn more about the resources available to help keep your student safe.
We’re committed to doing all that we can to ensure Cumberland is affordable and that we deliver a great educational value.
We’ll help you and your student understand all your options and maximize the financial opportunities available to them. We control our costs to maintain a tuition price that is comparable to other private universities, and offset tuition by offering financial assistance opportunities for those who qualify.
Choosing the right college is a big decision. We invite you and your student to visit our growing campus. We’d love to connect with you, meet your family, and share all Cumberland University has to offer.
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 and your student through this process and discuss their future at Cumberland University.
The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm CST. Please contact the Admissions Office at 615-547-1246 locally or 800-467-0562 to speak with our Enrollment Specialists or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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