Applying for Financial Aid
All U.S. Citizens can file a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) through this site: www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Culinary School of Fort Worth’s code is 042764. Once you have completed this application, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processing center – make sure all of your information is correct on your application. At this point, your application has been processed and is in the review stage. Some applications will require additional documentation (ie., copies of your (or your parents’) federal tax transcripts).
Please contact the Director of Financial Aid at Danielle@csftw.edu if you have any questions or need assistance with your financial needs
How To File Your FAFSA®
Download the myStudentAid app or visit fafsa.gov and fill out the FAFSA® form from anywhere. It’s the easier way to get the money you need for college.
1. Go to studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa or download the myStudentAid app on the App Store or Google Play
2. Create your FSA ID
3. The Culinary School of Fort Worth’s code is 042764
4. If given the option, it is highly recommended to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer tax information accurately
5. Allow about an hour to complete the form
If you need to make corrections to your SAR, you can login at fafsa.gov.
Submit Verification Documents
Check your email often to avoid delays should additional information be required
Watch for Financial Aid Offer Notification
- The Financial Aid Department at The Culinary School of Fort Worth will notify you at the email address provided on your FAFSA® once your eligibility has been calculated
- The timeline for receiving your Financial Aid Offer Notification will depend on when you complete your FAFSA® and verification (if required)
Next Semester Begins August 2020
Space Is Limited! Apply Now
Enrollment is limited and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
Types of Aid Available for Those Who Qualify
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants are usually offered to students who have not yet obtained a bachelor’s or professional degree and who demonstrate financial need and desire to continue their education post-secondary school. Every student is eligible to apply for a Federal Pell Grant.
Federal Student and Parent Loans
Federal Direct Stafford Loan
These loans are low-interest loans for students who qualify to help cover the cost of education after high school. Eligible students will be borrowing funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education. There are two types of loans: Subsidized Stafford Loan (which is need-based, and the government subsidizes the interest on the loan while the student is in school) and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (which is not based on need and the student is responsible for paying the interest while in school and during the deferment period). For more information you can visit the Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans page on the Department of Education’s website.
Federal PLUS Loan (Parent Loan)
Parents of dependent students can borrow from the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan program. These loans are not need-based and either or both parents can borrow. A credit check is required.
Additionally, the government makes funds available for use for education of qualified individuals including
Other Helpful Resources
- Voter Registration
- College Navigator
- Entrance Counseling
- Exit Counseling
- NSLDS For Students
- Federal Student Aid
If you have further questions, please call (817) 737-8427 to discuss options.
The CSFTW Also Offers Payment plans
Learn more about our tuition payment plan options.
Military & Veteran Financial Resources
Eligible veterans and immediate family members may participate in Veteran Administration Benefits that include (but are not necessarily limited to):
The Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33 – Dependents Educational Assistance and Chapters 31 & 35 – Vocational Rehab benefits
Call us today to see if you need any assistance with your Veteran Benefits (817) 737-8427
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