You have access to the Cumberland Promise scholarship after you graduate.
After earning your associate degree, you have a variety of financial aid options available to help you make the remaining years of your college education more affordable. One of those options is the Cumberland Promise.
The Cumberland Promise
With the Cumberland Promise, you could earn up to $16,000 in scholarship dollars to finish your bachelor’s degree at CU. Cumberland associate degree graduates, community college graduates and transfers are eligible for a $6,000 grant, regardless of achievement level or chosen field of study.
This scholarship is based upon major, college graduation GPA, and level of need.
The sizes of the available awards are as follows:
*The Cumberland Promise applies to all baccalaureate degree programs except the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. BSN students are eligible for up to $6,000 through the Cumberland Grant.
It is the program underwriters’ intention to provide financial aid to those successful students who need it most. Financial need, therefore, will be a consideration in determining the amount of any award.
Application for these awards is automatic when an eligible community college graduate (or prospective graduate) applies to Cumberland University and completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards will be made monthly.
Cumberland awards $300,000 in private and endowed scholarships every year.
In addition to the Cumberland Promise, you have access to a variety of ways you can pay for your college education. Scholarships from the community or other sources can be used to help cover costs other than tuition, provided the scholarship is not intended for tuition only.
Financial aid can be loans, part-time employment, grants or scholarships, and can come from federal, state, institutional or private agencies. You can combine these types of aid to help offset the costs of your education. Plus, you can receive financial assistance with scholarship opportunities unique to you.
We make it simple to transition to a baccalaureate degree program
You can avoid all the stress that comes with changing schools, transferring course credits, and leaving your Phoenix family by choosing to remain at CU to finish your bachelor’s degree.
If you have any questions about the Cumberland Promise or financial aid, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help guide you through this process and discuss your future at Cumberland University.
Office hours for the Financial Aid Office are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please contact the Financial Aid Office during regular business hours at 615-547-1399 locally or 800-467-0562, ext. 1399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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