Undergraduate Financial Aid

UnderGraduate Financial Aid

Whether it is scholarships, grants or loans, CUKC has several resources and ways to help undergraduate students pursuing their degree. The Financial Aid Office is your resource to find out how to apply for and manage your aid while you are at Cleveland.

Financial aid breaks down into two main categories: gift aid that does not need to be repaid (grants and scholarships) and borrowed aid that must be repaid (loans). While gift aid is preferred, many students may need to use loans to help cover the cost of their education.

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in determining your eligibility for federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships. The FAFSA is also used as your application for federal student loans and Federal Work-Study. Also, there are private loan options to help with living expenses and other out of pocket costs, if needed.

No matter if you are an incoming student who has just graduated from high school, a transfer student who is interested in our programs, or an adult learner who is making a career shift, our knowledgeable Financial Aid Specialists are here to help.

$110,000 in Institutional Scholarships awarded to CHS Students in 2022-23
55% of new, Fall 2022 CHS students received an Incoming Student Scholarship

Financial Aid Process

Applying for financial aid and scholarships can seem overwhelming. Our financial aid specialists will help you evaluate the cost of your education, including how to finance it through scholarships and Federal Student Aid programs. We can also assist you in determining your eligibility and in applying for financial aid.

To begin the financial aid process:

  • Go to studentaid.gov to complete the steps to receive federal aid.
  • Login or create an account(first time users). You will use your FSA ID login for certain U.S. Department of Education websites.
  • Apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. The School Code for Cleveland University-Kansas City is 014438.

Next Steps:

  • You will receive a notification when your awarded financial aid funds are awaiting your approval.
  • Accept your awards via Cleveland Connect (the student information portal).
  • Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan.
  • Complete Entrance Counseling.

CONTACT Financial Aid

Don’t let money stand in the way of your dreams. From scholarships to student loans – our financial aid specialists are fluent in the language of “I need help paying for my education.” We will help you find a way, be it federally-funded assistance, state-supported grants or loans.

Phone: (913) 234-0736

Email: financialaid@cleveland.edu

Financial Aid Office, 2nd Floor
10850 Lowell Avenue
Overland Park, KS, 66210

Hours: Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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