Financial Aid FAQs Answered

Financial Aid Questions CCUMany students who attend college need financial aid to some degree. Financial aid can come in the form of a loan, scholarship or grant; scholarships and grants need not be paid pack, but student loans must be paid back over time. If you are thinking about applying to Colorado Christian University but cannot enroll without some type of financial assistance, here is some information about financial aid you may find helpful.

Common Questions About Financial Aid

What are the typical eligibility requirements to qualify for financial aid?

For most institutions of higher learning, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant, not be in default on a federal student loan, or have satisfactory arrangements made to repay the overpayment or default

How much financial aid can one receive?

The amount of aid you qualify for depends on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), your year in school and enrollment status, and the cost of attending the school you’ve chosen.

Do part-time students qualify for financial aid?

Financial aid is available for students who attend at least half-time. Part-time students attending at least half time must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to see what their financial aid eligibility is.

Where can I find a copy of FAFSA?

Visit to apply online or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 4-FED-AID.

Is there a fee to fill out the FAFSA form?

No, FAFSA is free, and you should never pay any individual or group to help you fill out FAFSA.

When should the FAFSA form be filled out?

Fill out and submit the form as soon as possible after January 1, and the FAFSA form should be completed and submitted every year you’re in college.

Other Ways to Save Money on the Cost of College

CCU’s College of Adult & Graduate Studies offers many options to help reduce the cost of attending college:

  • CCU honors your previous accredited college coursework toward your completion of an undergraduate degree and offers specific transfer guides for Colorado Community Colleges. Graduate students should refer to the transfer policy for their specific graduate program.
  • Adult undergraduate students may be able to earn credit for valuable life experiences through our Prior Learning Assessment program.
  • CCU gives you the opportunity to earn credit through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST, a quick and cost-effective way to accumulate credit for general education and elective credit hours toward your bachelor’s degree.
  • CCU offers benefits to military service members and veterans such as reduced tuition, education credit for Basic Training and other formal military educational experience and convenient class locations at Colorado military bases.
  • CCU offers a number of online degree programs.

To learn more about financial aid opportunities at CCU CAGS, please contact someone in the CCU Financial Aid Office. Our friendly, professional staff is happy to answer your questions, provide information and assist you in your search for financial opportunities’