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    Your Guide to Financial Aid

    Start with the FAFSA

    The Service Central office at CCU exists to partner with you in your college investment. This step-by-step guide will help you understand the financial aid application process beginning with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional information regarding Financial Aid basics, applying for scholarships, tax benefits, student loan repayment, and much more can be found at the Student Aid Resource Center.

    The majority of students at Colorado Christian University qualify to receive some level of financial assistance. In order to be considered for any type of financial aid all students must fill out the FAFSA.

    1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the FAFSA Web site soon after January 1. (Colorado Christian University's School Code is 009401.) Although the form states you can complete the FAFSA before you file your taxes, we recommend you use the IRS Data Retrieval process. By using this tool, you will simplify the FAFSA completion by retrieving your IRS tax data directly onto your FAFSA application. The IRS Data Retrieval option is available 3 weeks after filing taxes online or 6 weeks after filing by hard copy. Estimating your tax information may result in your file being selected for verification, which will lengthen the application process. For the most accurate and fastest results file the FAFSA online. Priority financial aid consideration is given to those who file by April 1.

    2. The Department of Education randomly selects students who have completed the FAFSA for a process called verification. If you are chosen, you will be notified on your Student Aid Report (SAR) and will need to submit additional documentation to the Service Central office. Minimum additional documentation includes IRS tax transcripts for you and your parent(s) (if you did not complete your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval process), and a verification worksheet completed and signed by both you and your parent(s).

    3. Complete the CCU admission process as quickly as possible. Your admission file must be complete before Service Central can review your file for financial aid awarding. 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. All applicants to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies will automatically be considered for academic awards and scholarships. Admission to CCU and consideration for academic awards is selective and based on a thoughtful review of your application and supporting documents. Learn more about the requirements for academic awards and scholarships.

    5. Once you have been awarded financial aid, you will receive an e-mail advising you to log into 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.

    6. If you have been awarded Colorado State grants you need to submit a Colorado Residency form online. (Your CCU log in will be required to access this form.) If you have been awarded a College Opportunity Fund grant, you must also complete the COF stipend application on the College Assist Web site.

    7. CCU correspondence to students is primarily through e-mail. Students are responsible to keep their e-mail contact information up-to-date and to check their e-mail inbox regularly. Students' current account information is always accessible in WebAdvisor.

    8. Research outside scholarships opportunities. There are many scholarships available for students who wish to pursue them. Visit our Additional Resources page for more information on outside scholarship sources.

    9. After you have accepted your financial aid award, complete your arrangements to pay CCU tuition and fees for the coming semester. All payment arrangements must be made before the beginning of the semester to secure registration for courses. Check out the Payment Options page for more information.

    10. 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.

    11. 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 (PDF).
  • Contact Info

    Service Central

    Phone: 303-963-3230

    or 800-44-FAITH

    Fax: 303-963-3231

    Email: financialaidsupport@ccu.edu