Invest in your future.

Financial aid is awarded based on a student's status. Enrolling in one of our accelerated degree programs automatically gives you a full-time student status. This means that you are eligible to apply for full financial aid assistance to cover the cost of your degree program. Once you apply for admission, we’ll team you up with a financial aid counselor to discuss all your options.  

Over 74% of PGS students receive Financial Aid.

Student Checklist

  1. Create your Federal Student Aid ID. You'll use this ID to sign your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and update it later if needed.

  2. Gather information for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Collect the following documents in preparation for completing your FAFSA:
    • Social Security Number
    • Driver's License
    • Last Year's Tax Returns and W2 Forms
    • Records of Untaxed Income
    • Current Asset Information (Back and Brokerage Statements)

  3. Submit the FAFSA at least 3 weeks before the start of your first course.
    • Cornerstone University's Federal School Code: 002266
    • To be eligible for the Michigan Tuition Grant, the FAFSA must be completed before June 30.

  4. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory NoteThese are required if you are receiving federal loans.
  5. After applying for federal and alternative loans (if applicable), please pay your bill.

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Contact Us

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Carol Nixon
Financial Aid Specialist for
Adult & Graduate Students
Phone: 616.254.1650 ext. 1927
carol.nixon@cornerstone.edu

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Annette VanRyn
Financial Aid Specialist for
Adult & Graduate Students
Phone: 616.254.1650 ext. 1124
annette.vanryn@cornerstone.edu

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Kim Desgranges
Financial Aid Specialist;
VA Benefits Coordinator
Phone: 616.254.1650 ext. 1930
kim.desgranges@cornerstone.edu