Apply for Aid

As you begin your journey to college, an important step is to apply for financial aid. This process begins with applying for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is required for state, federal and some CBU Aid. You need to complete a new FAFSA each academic year. To fill out the FAFSA, you will need both your parents’ and your own demographic and financial information.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


FAFSA Assistance

Need help completing your 2023-2024 FAFSA? Schedule a meeting with a Financial Aid Technician for the assistance you need:

2023-2024 FAFSA Appointment with Brooke Gorman: Click Here

2023-2024 FAFSA Appointment with Shayda Hernandez: Click Here

2023-2024 FAFSA Appointment (Spanish Speaking): Click Here

Video chat and screen sharing will be available. Please login to prior to your appointment.


California residents must complete it by March 2.
CBU’s school code is 001125.

For Cal Grant, be sure to submit your FAFSA and submit your GPA to CSAC by March 2. For more information, click here (California residents).

The FAFSA will give you an EFC (expected family contribution) number. Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by CBU to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.

Learn more about the EFC.

If a student is selected for FAFSA verification, they will need to submit additional demographic and financial information to CBU. This will be done through "Student Forms" online. Verification is intended to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA.

Complete your verification online.

Learn more about applying for aid by watching these videos!