Affordability matters.

CU financially supports students throughout their education.

Cornerstone University has been recognized as one of the top 50 affordable Christian colleges by Christian Universities Online. Whether you are a first-year student or a returning student in need of additional financial assistance, Cornerstone's team partners with you to help find every scholarship and grant for which you qualify.

Student Financial Services is committed to serving God by serving our students. We will help you and your parents manage the cost of an undergraduate degree. Before anything else, CU needs you to file the FAFSA below. This is for both first-year and returning students. Once you have sent your FAFSA to CU, you can also fill out the general CU scholarship application, checking each award for which you qualify.

File Your FAFSA

File CU Scholarship Application

Student Checklist to Apply for Aid

After you've received admission to Cornerstone for an upcoming term, take these next steps to apply for financial aid:

The FAFSA Steps

Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Create a Federal Student Aid ID. You must save this ID for all future FAFSA applications.
  • Complete your FAFSA to receive federal and state aid as well as CU aid.
    Cornerstone University's Federal School Code: 002266
  • What you will need:
    • High School Transcripts
    • Federal Tax Documents and W2 Forms (for parent and student)
    • Use the IRS data retrieval option on the FAFSA to avoid errors and save time.
    • Social Security Numbers (for parent and student)
    • Your FSA ID (for parent and student)

File Your FAFSA

CU's FAFSA Filing Tips

CU Scholarship Steps

Deadline: March 1
  • First, you must complete your FAFSA for the coming year.
  • Students are automatically considered for first-year awards upon completing their Cornerstone application and FAFSA.
  • Complete the requirements for the additional CU Scholarships you are pursuing.
  • Communicate special circumstances to CU. Contact Student Financial Services to discuss circumstances such as: siblings in Christian school, excessive medical expenses, parent(s) in college, and/or significant involuntary job change or loss.
    P
    lease Note: All requests for special circumstances are on a case-by-case basis and do not guarantee that a change will be made to your financial aid.

Apply for CU Scholarships 

External Scholarship Steps

Deadlines Vary
  • Apply for external scholarships.
    Pay attention to those deadlines, and let us know if you receive any outside aid.

External Scholarship Listings

Final Steps

Deadline: Before Your Tuition Due Date

Pay Your Bill