CONTACT:
Student Financial Services

212 Blaney Hall
100 College Drive
Allentown PA 18104-6196
Phone: (610) 606-4602
Fax: (610) 606-4653
For Financial Aid and Student Account Inquiries: financialservices@cedarcrest.edu

Adult Financial Aid

Students in the School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE) at Cedar Crest College may qualify for financial aid (scholarships, grants and/or loans). In fact, about 50% of all SAGE students receive some sort of financial aid, with the average annual amount totaling $2,000.

How to Apply for Financial Aid as a SAGE Student

Apply and be accepted to Cedar Crest College through SAGE admissions.  Also, all official transcripts from other schools you attended in the past must be received by SAGE admissions.  You must be an accepted student before financial aid can be processed for you.  Please refer to the 4 easy steps below to apply for financial aid.

STEP 1
Request a FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov if you do not already have one.  The FSA ID will be your electronic signature for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid documents.

STEP 2
Complete the FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.gov beginning October 1st so that you will be considered for all available aid.  We encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to pull your tax information directly from the IRS site to the FAFSA if you are able.  If you are not able to do this, you may manually enter your information from your federal tax return.  It is your responsibility to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year for consideration of various financial aid programs. (Example: When completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA you will use your 2016 federal tax information.)

The Cedar Crest College federal school code is 003243.

STEP 3
The Department of Education may select your FAFSA for verification.  Verification is a process where the College must verify that the data you reported on the FAFSA is consistent with what was reported on your federal tax return.  If your processed FAFSA is selected for the verification process you will be required to submit certain documentationPlease respond promptly to all requests from the College’s Student Financial Services Office for additional documentation.  Your financial aid cannot be finalized until this documentation is received.  The correspondence you receive from the Student Financial Services Office will indicate what specific documentation you need to submit.  If you are selected for verification and have not used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you will need to submit a Federal Tax Transcript (copies of federal tax returns are not acceptable), as well as other documentation required.

STEP 4
You will receive a financial aid award letter (after you are accepted, registered and all documentation for financial aid is received and reviewed).  The financial aid award letter includes important information regarding your awards, payment options and how to accept, decline, increase or decrease any Direct Student Loans you may have been offered based on your eligibility. 

Student Financial Services is committed to helping you through the financial aid and billing process as seamless as possible.  Please contact Student Financial Services to answer any questions you may have or to walk you through the financial aid process.


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