Financial Aid FAQs


Q: I am applying for financial aid. Are tax forms from my parents required?
A: Tax forms from parents are required for every applicant under the age of 30.

Q: Can the application fee be waived if I am applying for financial aid?
A: No. We are unable to waive the application fee.

Q: Is there financial aid available for International Students?
A: No. Career Discovery financial aid is not federally subsidized and is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. International students are not eligible to apply.

Q: I’m a U.S. student (citizen or permanent resident), is there a Career Discovery specific financial aid application for me to apply?
A: Yes. In order to apply, submit a financial aid form and supporting documents online  by May 1, 2017.

Q: What does it mean to qualify for financial aid?
A: Career Discovery financial aid funds are need-based awards, which means that funding is given based on the financial situation of the student. Financial aid takes into account many factors; however, as a guide, if the applicant’s and parents’ (if appropriate) combined adjusted gross income exceeds $40,000, an award is unlikely.

Q: The website says that financial aid applications are due by May 1, 2017. Does this mean that I have to apply for financial aid before I know if I am admitted?
A: Yes, do not wait until you receive your admissions letter to apply for aid.

Q: If I am admitted to Career Discovery, will my financial aid award letter be included with my admissions email?
A: No. You will be notified in a separate email from the Career Discovery Program Manager, Kelly Wisnaskas, about your financial aid award.

Q: I missed the financial aid application deadline. Does this mean I cannot get financial aid?
A: Late financial aid applications will not be considered.

Q: If awarded aid, what will it cover?
A: Awards only apply towards tuition. For those interested in housing, but are awaiting for aid decisions to be made before accepting admissions, it is advised to submit a housing payment as soon as possible as housing is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.