There's no such thing as a silly question, especially when it comes to financing your future. Below is a list of questions our incoming students frequently ask.
- Is it true that only high-need students receive financial aid?
- What is the FAFSA form?
- When should I start applying for financial aid?
- What is the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Loans?
- What are the interest rates on my loans?
- If I do not complete my education, do I have to pay back my student loans?
- Where do I go to find how much I have total borrowed on my student loans?
- What are the current default rates from the federal government?
- Assistance for the Military
- Veteran Benefits
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a large piece of your financial aid file. The Office of Financial Aid uses this document to determine your need for all the available aid, such as the Pell Grant, SEOG, Federal Perkins and Federal Direct Loan program. You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or with a paper application. Include our school code so we can receive the form electronically. Our Title IV code is: 014438.
The Direct Subsidized Loan is a need-based loan where the Department of Education pays the interest on the loan during periods of deferral and up to 6 months after separation from the College (i.e., graduation, withdrawal, enrolled less than half time). The Direct Unsubsidized loan is a non-need-based loan. This means the borrower is responsible for the interest on the day the loan is disbursed. The interest can be paid monthly or quarterly or the borrower can allow it to accrue during the in-school period.
Yes. Student loans are required to be paid back regardless of whether you have completed your education. In the event that you choose not to pay your loans back, they will go into default. With default, the Department of Education will obtain your loan and assign it to a collection agency. You will owe the entire unpaid amount, including interest, collection fees, court, and attorney’s fees. At this time, the IRS may seize your property, garnish your wages, or sue you. The government can take your federal and state tax refunds and even your state lottery winnings to pay your student loan. Defaulted borrowers are published in the federal register.
NSLDS Student Access displays student loan/grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses and disbursements. Go to the Financial Aid Review section of www.nslds.ed.gov, then use your PIN, SSN, first two letters of your last name, and date of birth. Or call 800-4FEDAID.
Recognized as a military-friendly school, Cleveland University-Kansas City is proud to assist men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. We welcome students who are veterans, and offer assistance through our Office of Financial Aid. Our campus is located 40 miles from Fort Leavenworth, KS., 140 miles from Fort Riley, KS., and 200 miles from Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Our enrollment team is ready to help! The Office of Financial Aid can explain the financial aid process and the benefits veterans and military personnel may receive. The Office of Admissions will assist you with transcript evaluations from any institutions you may have attended or plan to attend. To request military transcripts, visit www.dodmou.com. Please add or search for us by submitting “Cleveland University-Kansas City.”
Principles of Excellence
Cleveland University-Kansas City will ensure our service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members have the information they need to make informed decisions concerning their well-earned Federal military and veterans educational benefits.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility of educational benefits for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Please visit
Yellow Ribbon Program
CUKC has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for 2017-18. The University has agreed to make additional funds available for eligible Post 9/11 veterans. Visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.as...for more details.
Financial Aid Shopping Sheets
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool developed by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to simplify information about costs and financial aid for prospective students. Please download the shopping sheet below. A financial aid specialist will assist you with any questions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (913) 234-0736.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment provides services to veterans with service-connected disabilities. The initial process is started online here at the VA Benefits website.
Our financial aid specialist will assist VR&E students with their financial aid processing. Reach our financial aid specialist at email@example.com or by phone at (913) 234-0736.