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Admissions . Financing Your Education . Financial Aid Checklist + Deadlines 

Financial Aid Checklist + Deadlines

The Office of Financial Aid priority deadline is March 15 for students who plan to attend fall semester. Please submit all required and requested documents prior to this date. 

Prospective Freshmen
Sep-Dec
Jan
  • Once you have applied for admission, check your inbox for a letter from the Office of Financial Aid outlining the complete financial aid process.
Jan-Feb
Feb
  • Make sure the Office of Admissions has your complete application before the March 1 priority deadline so that you can be considered for a CIA Merit Scholarship.
Mar
  • Check your mailbox for scholarship notification letters.
  • Check your mailbox again for initial financial aid award letters accompanied by an award letter brochure. Note: In order to receive a financial aid award letter, you must have completed the FAFSA and be accepted for admission to CIA.
  • Accept or decline the awards on the award letter online at NetPartner.
  • If you have received a federal loan, complete an entrance counseling session online.
  • If you have received a federal loan, complete an electronic Master Promissory Note.
Mar-Jul
  • Send in your tuition deposit to hold your spot in the freshman class.
April
  • If you have been awarded an Admissions Merit Scholarship Award you must send in your deposit no later than May 1.
  • Housing deposits are also due May 1, if you plan to live in our residence hall.
June
  • Housing application deadline is June 1.
July
  • Check your CIA email inbox for your fall semester billing statement (invoice) from Student Accounts.
  • Sign up for a Payment Plan by July 5 if you want to enroll in the 10-month plan.
Aug
  • Sign up for the 9-month Payment Plan for the fall/spring semesters no later than Aug 5.  

  • Complete the 8-month payment plan contract for fall/spring semesters no later than the first day of school

 

Returning Students
Sep-Dec
Oct-Mar
Mar
Mar-May
Jun-Jul
  • Your academic transcripts are reviewed to determine if you meet federal financial aid regulations and whether you have made satisfactory academic progress toward your degree. Note: If you do not meet these standards, you will not be eligible to receive Title IV federal financial aid for the upcoming fall semester unless you submit an academic progress appeal and the Office of Financial Aid approves your appeal.
  • Sign-up for the 10-month payment plan. The deadline is July 5.
July
  • Check your myCIA account for your fall semester billing statement (invoice) from Student Accounts.
  • Sign-up for the 9-month payment plan for the fall/spring semesters. The deadline is July 5.
  • Complete CIA Plus Application
Aug
  • Sign-up for the 9-month payment plan for the fall/spring semesters no later than Aug 5.  

  • Sign-up for the 8-month payment plan for fall/spring semesters. The deadline to apply is the first day of classes. Your first payment is due when you apply.
Oct
  • Make sure you have paid your fall semester balance in full or have made payment arrangements with Student Accounts. Otherwise, you will be placed under a spring semester registration hold.
Nov
  • If you have pre-registered for spring semester classes, check your myCIA account for your spring semester billing statement (invoice) from the Office of Student Accounts.
Dec-Jan
  • Sign-up for the 5-month payment plan for the spring semester. The deadline to apply and your first payment is due is Dec 5
  • A 4-month payment plan is also available.  The deadline to apply and make your first payment is Jan 5.

 

Transfer Students
Sep-Dec
Mar
May-Jul
  • Make sure the Office of Admissions has your complete application before June 15 so that you can be considered for a CIA Transfer Merit Scholarship.
July
  • Check your myCIA account for your fall semester billing statement (invoice) from the Office of Student Accounts.
  • Sign-up for the 10-month payment plan for the fall/spring semesters. The first payment is due when you apply.  The deadline to apply is July 5
Aug
  • Sign-up for the 9-month payment plan for the fall/spring semesters. The first payment is due when you apply. The deadline to apply is Aug 5.

Nov-Dec
  • If you are transferring mid-year, make sure the Office of Admissions has your completed application before Nov 15 so that you can be considered for a CIA Transfer Merit Scholarship.
  • Sign-up for the 5-month payment plan for spring semester. The first payment is due when you apply. The deadline to apply is Dec 5.
Jan
  • There is also a 4-month payment plan the spring semester. The deadline to apply and make the first payment is Jan 5.
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Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Forms

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Office of Financial Aid

Hours
M – F 
8:30am – 4:30pm

Address

11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone
216.421.7425 or
800.223.4700

Fax
216.754.3634

Email 

financialaid@cia.edu

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