Are you interested in learning how you maximize financial aid at CBU? Join us for one of our Virtual Financial Aid events as we unpack topics such as tips and tricks for figuring out financial aid, learning about helpful scholarship resources, and gaining a better understanding of the FAFSA process. These events are open to both students and their parents via Zoom throughout the academic year. 

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Registration Quick Facts

Financial Aid events are offered in virtual modalities on various dates throughout the fall and spring semesters. Click each event table below to learn more.

There is no cost to participate in any Financial Aid events. We also encourage parents to join their student for these events.

If you encounter any difficulty while registering, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by email at or by phone at 951.343.4212. 

This virtual session will begin with an introduction from one of our counselors and then launch into a presentation to learn how to make the most of financial aid. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask any questions they may have near the conclusion.

The goal of this session is to help prospective students and their families clearly understand all of the steps necessary to be financially ready to attend CBU. This event will be helpful for individuals or families who have any of these questions:

  • Where do I start with the financial aid process?
  • What are the financial aid options that CBU students can receive?
  • What is the cost to attend CBU?
  • How can I best prepare to be financially ready to attend CBU?

Event Dates:
Registration closed as this event has now passed.

Finding outside scholarships available to students and families can be difficult, we get it.

That's why we put together this virtual workshop to teach students and families how to search and apply for outside scholarships. We will cover everything from where to search, provide a time of live Q&A and share some of our personal recommendations.

Our goal is to equip students and families with helpful tools and resources when applying for outside scholarships.

Event Dates:
Registration is closed as this event has now passed. 

What is FAFSA? We know that this federal form can be confusing, that's why we've created these workshops!

This virtual workshop will teach students and families about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We will cover everything from where and how to begin, as well as provide a time of Q&A at the conclusion.

Our goal is to equip students and families with the knowledge they need to better understand and complete the FAFSA process. 

Highlights include:
- Step by step walk through how to create an FSA ID
- How to complete the FAFSA from beginning to submission
- Opportunity to ask questions to our Financial Aid Outreach Coordinator

Event Dates:
Registration closed as this event has now passed.

Can't Join a Session?

We know life gets busy, and you may not be able to attend any of the sessions. We would still love to connect and get you the information you're seeking!

Here are a few ways you can receive answers to your questions about financial aid:


$6000 of institutional gift aid as guaranteed minimum for each new student (FA23)
100 % of incoming traditional undergraduate students receive gift aid
300 + available outside scholarships and 20+ scholarship search engines

Speaker Spotlight

Financial Aid Tile

Senior Outreach Coordinator
Financial Aid Office
(951) 343-4236

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Admissions Counselors
Graduate Admissions
(951) 343-4249


Financial Aid events are broken up into three (3) categories:

1. Financial Aid Information Sessions
2. FAFSA Workshops
3. Outside Scholarship Workshops

All information sessions and workshops are conducted virtually using Zoom or Webex. 

CBU has a broad range of financial aid options that are available to assist undergraduate students—including scholarships and grants through CBU Aid, government aid and private aid, and various loan opportunities. To learn more about these options, click here.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form completed by current and prospective college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

We've vetted and created our own list to help accepted students search for private scholarships. To learn more and begin applying, visit our Scholarship Universe.

No problem! Use this edit registration link to edit your guest count, reschedule to a different date, or cancel your registration.