CBD College is currently approved to offer federal financial aid to our students. If you qualify, Pell Grants or other forms of federal financial aid may be available to cover the cost of tuition and materials. If you don’t qualify for federal grants, you may be able to get other options that will let you learn now and pay later, after you’re a successful working professional. We will work with you to make your education happen!
The cost of tuition changes depending on the program you’re enrolled in, but the one thing all of the programs have in common is that they usually cost less than similar programs at other colleges. CBD is a not-for-profit school. That means our costs are lower, and we pass that savings on to you, the student.
To learn more, please make an Appointment with one of our Financial Aid Officers.
For other school related and consumer information, please contact the Admissions Department.
To request copies of transcripts and diplomas, please click the following link: bit.ly/cbdtranscripts
Federal Financial Aid
Guide to federal student aid publication: Do You Need Money For College?
To apply for Federal Financial Aid, students must create an FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by visiting www.fafsa.gov. To apply for federal loans, please visit www.studentloans.gov.
- The Federal Institutional Code for CBD College is 032503.
The following programs are available at CBD College for those who qualify.
Federal Pell Grants – are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. There is a lifetime limit of 600% eligibility for these grants. The grant amount is determined based on financial need and is calculated based on EFC (This number results from the financial information you provide in your FAFSA).
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant – awarded to undergraduates with exceptional financial need; Federal Pell Grant recipients take priority; funds depend on availability at school.
Federal Work Study – provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.
Direct Subsidized Loans – awarded to undergraduate students who have financial need; U.S. Department of Education generally pays interest while student is in school and during certain other periods. Please visit studentaid.ed.gov located here for the latest information on interest rates. Borrowers may not receive this type of loan for more than 150 percent of the length of their program of study; the U.S. Department of Education may stop paying interest if the student who received Direct Subsidized Loans for the maximum period continues enrollment.
Direct Unsubsidized Loans – Financial need is not required; borrower is fully responsible for paying the interest regardless of the loan status. The Interest on unsubsidized loans accrues from the date of disbursement and continues throughout the life of the loan. Please visit studentaid.ed.gov located here for the latest information on interest rates.
The amount of student’s award is determined based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated based on the information reported on the FAFSA. All awards are also determined based on program length and the academic year the student is enrolled in.
Direct PLUS Loans – For parents of dependent undergraduate students; borrower is responsible for all interest; financial need is not required. Please visit here for the latest information on interest rates.
Private Educational Loans – In case students are not eligible for free or lower-cost Title IV federal or state aid, students have the option of applying for private education loan in place of, or in addition to federal and state aid. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue the availability of free or lower-cost financial aid with the school’s financial aid office. Students are encouraged to review each lender’s terms and conditions before selecting a lender.
All students considering borrowing student loans need to understand the differences between federal student loans and private student loans. The Borrowers must review and compare the terms, interest rates, associated fees and repayment options before accepting the loan. The terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA program loans may be more favorable than the provisions of the private education loans.
Private Student Loan Self-Certification Form
Students should contact the financial aid office to discuss their options.
To receive aid from federal programs the student must:
- Demonstrate financial need
- Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate or state recognized equivalent
- Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program
- Be a U. S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Not be in default on a financial aid loan nor owe a refund to a financial aid grant received at any college or institution
- Register with the Selective Service (males between ages 18-26)
- Provide required documentation for the verification process and determination of dependency status
- Not have borrowed in excess of the annual aggregate loan limits for the Title IV financial aid programs
- Not have exceeded the Lifetime Eligibility Limit (LEU) for Federal Pell Grant
The students must reapply and renew the FAFSA every year by the announced deadline. The student’s circumstances will be evaluated every year for continued eligibility.
All students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible for financial aid. Satisfactory progress is computed on a cumulative basis at any given midpoint/payment period, and at the end of the program. Please refer to CBD College’s SAP Policy for more details.
For students in non-term based program, there are two disbursements for payments of tuition and fees per academic year. The first title IV disbursements are made within 3 weeks of when a student is admitted as a regular student. The second disbursements are made on or after the midpoint of the academic year. To find the midpoint, student can refer to their award letter and divide the number of credit hours in half. Student must also meet half of the weeks for the academic year and be making SAP at the time the school evaluates the student for funding.
For students in term based programs, disbursements of title IV will be requested within 3 weeks of the start of a student’s term. For new students, funds are not requested unless the student is admitted as a regular student. Once a student is admitted as a regular student, funding will be requested within 3 weeks. Student must be making SAP as of the last term(module) completed.
The student’s loan/grants proceeds will be applied to the student’s account for tuition and fees. Any remaining proceeds will be paid to the student or to parents by check, if parents qualify or for a Direct PLUS loan.
Student Loan Counseling – Prior to first disbursement of federal loans, all first time borrowers of a Federal Direct Loan will be required to complete Entrance Counseling, which will provide comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loans and of the borrower’s responsibilities.
All students will be required to complete Exit Counseling before they graduate or withdraw. Exit Counseling will help students calculate anticipated monthly repayment amount, choose repayment plan options and will provide other important information.
Students who will borrow Direct Loans will be required to repay the loans plus the interest regardless of the loan status. If a student withdraws, a refund calculation will be completed and funds will be returned to federal programs in the order required by USDE. The interest rates for federal student loans are determined by federal law.
The interest rate varies depending on the loan type and (for most types of federal student loans) the first disbursement date of the loan. To calculate a sample loan repayment schedule, please refer to the following link.
All Federal Student aid Information is being reported to National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and is accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system. The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data by visiting www.nslds.ed.gov
Cancellation/Refund – Students have the right to cancel their program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first session or the seventh (7) calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, students also have the right to stop school at any time; and have the right to receive a pro rata refund if students have completed 60% or less of the scheduled hours in the current payment period in their program through the last day of attendance. For more details please refer to Institutional Refund and Return of Title IV Funds policy.
The requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from the school are outlined in CBD College’s Cancelation/Refund Policy.
Books – The cost of all books and supplies are included in the total program price. All students have an option to opt-out of an arrangement that includes the cost of books and supplies in the total program. Should s/he choose this option s/he will be required to provide a proof of purchase of ALL books and supplies by the cancellation date as noted in the Enrollment Agreement. Should they choose not to opt out, students will receive all applicable books and supplies no later than 7th day of the payment period.
At CBD College, we understand that special circumstances may arise that can affect your financial aid eligibility. If you believe you have special circumstances that warrant consideration from our office, please review our Professional Judgement Policy for more information.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
38 USC Sec. 3679E Compliance Policy
Federal law requires disapproval of courses of education at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place which will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits payment, providing the individual submits a VA Certificate of Eligibility (CEO) for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 (Post 9/11-G.I. Bill®) or Chapter 33 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) and Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program).
In accordance with applicable law, CBD College adopts the following provision for any students using Chapter 31, Chapter 33 or Chapter 35 benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. CBD College will not:
- Prevent the student’s enrollment;
- Assess the student a late penalty fee;
- Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
- Deny the student access to any resources (e.g., access to classes, library, or other institutional facilities) available to other students, who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
To qualify for this provision, eligible students may be required to:
- Produce the VA COE by the first day of class;
- Submit a written request to use this entitlement;
- Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment.