Colorado Christian University
Guide to Financial Aid for Adult and Graduate Students

Guide to Financial Aid for Adult and Graduate Students

Can I choose which year’s tax information I provide on the 2017-18 FAFSA?

No, you won’t be able to choose. The FAFSA has always asked for one specific tax year, and the 2017-18 FAFSA will ask for 2015 tax information.

Can I re-use my 2016-17 FAFSA since my 2015 income and tax information will be the same?

No, you still need to submit a 2017-18 FAFSA.

What if my income was lower in 2016 than in 2015?

You will still need to provide 2015 tax information. You can contact the Service Central office and let them know your situation has changed.

Will my 2016-17 FAFSA information automatically carry over into my 2017-18 renewal FAFSA?

No, you’ll need to enter the information again.

Which FAFSA do I complete?

If you’re starting classes at CCU Spring semester 2017, you’ll complete the 2016-17 FAFSA. If you’re starting classes at CCU Summer or Fall 2017, you’ll complete the 2017-18 FAFSA. Please see chart above.

Where can I get more information on the FAFSA?

Applying for Financial Aid at CCU

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available October 1, 2016. (Colorado Christian University’s school code is 009401.) The FAFSA will request income and tax information from 2015. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently offline and unavailable for the 2017-18 FAFSA. To minimize errors and delays in processing, we encourage students to input income and tax information directly from their 2015 federal tax return onto their online FAFSA. For the most accurate and prompt results, do not estimate 2015 income or taxes.
  2. The Department of Education will select some students who have completed the FAFSA for a process called verification. You are notified on your Student Aid Report (SAR) if you have been chosen, and you will need to submit additional documentation to the Service Central office. Starting with the 2017-18 academic year, CCU’s financial aid verification process must be completed online through the Verify My FAFSA system. Minimum additional documentation includes IRS tax transcripts for you and your spouse (if you did not complete your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval process), and a verification worksheet completed and signed by you and your spouse.
  3. Complete the Adult Undergraduate Admission process or Graduate Program Admission process as quickly as possible. The Service Central office cannot review your file for awarding unless you are admitted to a degree-seeking program. Admission requirements include a final high school transcript or diploma, verifying completion of your high school degree. No financial aid funds can be disbursed without proof of high school or GED completion.
  4. Once you have been awarded financial aid, you will receive an email advising you to log in to WebAdvisor and view the financial aid that is available to you. You will need to accept or decline your awards online. Because of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, all student loans are now offered through the Direct Loan Program. If you have been awarded student loans, go to the U.S. Department of Education Direct Loans site and sign your Master Promissory Note. Students who have previously received Stafford loan funds from CCU must complete a new MPN. If you are a first-time Stafford Loan borrower at CCU, you must also complete an Entrance Counseling Interview.
  5. If you are an undergraduate student and have been awarded Colorado State grants, you need to submit a Colorado Residency form online. (Your CCU login will be required to access this form.) If you’re an undergraduate student and have been awarded a College Opportunity Fund grant, you must also complete the COF stipend application on the College Assist website.
  6. CCU correspondence to students is primarily through email. Students are responsible to keep their email contact information up-to-date and check their email inbox regularly. Students’ current account information is always accessible in WebAdvisor.
  7. Do your research on outside scholarships! There are many scholarships available for students who wish to pursue them.
  8. Secure payment arrangements for all charges not covered by financial aid before the semester begins. Payment options include cash, check, credit card, and electronic check (PDF). See Payment Options for adult students for more details.
  9. To view your account summary, including tuition and fee charges, pending financial aid, and payment history, please go to WebAdvisor and click on “View Account and Make Payments.” You can view your statement of account and make payments on an outstanding balance. To view past term history, please select the appropriate term.
  10. Keep copies of all information you fill out and submit to CCU, including your FAFSA. Additional information regarding financial aid at CCU can be found in the Financial Aid Handbook.

Contact Info

  • Service Central
    Phone: 303-963-3230
    or 800-44-FAITH
    Fax: 303-963-3231
    Email: financialaidsupport@ccu.edu