Financial
aid

The Financial Aid Office at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences assists students in understanding, applying for, and processing various scholarships, loans, and grants. Resources are available to students so that they have ample methods of funding their educational goals. The staff of the Financial Aid Office looks forward to helping you make your educational dreams affordable and accessible.

Financial Aid Process

STEP 1:

Apply and become accepted to The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Upon your acceptance to the Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you will receive an acceptance package from the College that includes information that will direct you to our website regarding financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

STEP 2:

Complete Your FAFSA

To apply for federal student aid and state aid awarded to residents of Ohio, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is available from any high school counselor, college or university financial aid office, and online at www.fafsa.gov.

When you file the FAFSA, be sure to add The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences to the “College to Receive Information” section of the application. Our Federal School Code is 006489. You must list The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences in this section in order for the College to receive your FAFSA results.

Once the College receives those results, the Financial Aid Office will determine the amount and type of federal and state aid you will receive. The Financial Aid Office will send you a letter listing all federal and state aid you are eligible to receive with a packet containing instructions on how to secure that aid. All applications are processed without regard to sex, age, creed, handicap, or national origin.

You may begin applying for financial aid for the next school year as early as January 1. Financial aid award letters will only go out to accepted students beginning in March and/or April of each year.

STEP 3:

Apply for Additional Scholarships and Grants

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences offer scholarships for freshman and sophomore students from our private endowed scholarship programs. These scholarships have varying criteria for qualification. TCCNHS scholarship applications will be available online beginning in March of each year. Students may apply for these scholarships once they have been accepted to the College. The application deadline is May 1st each year.

Renew your financial aid every year. You must re-file your FAFSA each year you are enrolled in college to continue receiving federal and state aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office early during the spring semester for more details on renewing your financial aid for the upcoming school year or go to www.fafsa.gov. for more information.

Refer to full TCC policies relative to Financial Aid by clicking the links below:

Financial Aid Office Code of Conduct

Financial Aid Verification Policy

Financial Aid Refund Policy

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

meet with financial aid

If you would like to speak with a member of the financial team, please make an appointment to by clicking the link below.

my financial aid portal

The Financial Aid Office has an online student portal for students to view their personal financial aid information and awards. Click on the link below to login.

faFSa checklist

The Financial Aid Office at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences assists students in understanding, applying for, and processing various scholarships, loans, and grants. Resources are available to students so that they have ample methods of funding their educational goals. The staff of the Financial Aid Office looks forward to helping you make your educational dreams affordable and accessible.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Updates

  • Contributor is a new term being introduced on the 2024–25 FAFSA® form—it refers to anyone (the student, the student’s spouse, a biological or adoptive parent, or the parent’s spouse [stepparent]) who is required to provide their information and signature on the FAFSA form. All contributors must also provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred from the IRS directly into the FAFSA form. Contributors are not responsible for paying for the student’s education costs.

  • The parent wizard on the FAFSA form will offer a series of filtering questions that determine which parent of a dependent student will need an invitation to be a contributor. The parent wizard will also identify if there’s another parent whose information must be included on the FAFSA form. The information provided by the parent on the FAFSA form will determine if a second parent or parent’s spouse will also be a required contributor.

  • Students will be able to include up to 20 colleges on the online FAFSA form (double the previous limit).

  • The save key has been eliminated on the FAFSA form.

  • Demographic questions about the student’s gender, race, and ethnicity have been added to the FAFSA form. These questions are for research only and do not affect federal student aid eligibility.

Requirement for StudentAid.gov Account

  • Beginning in the 2024–25 award year, everyone contributing to the FAFSA form online must have their own StudentAid.gov account.

  • Each contributor, including the student, will access their StudentAid.gov account by using their FSA ID (account username and password).

  • Parents and other contributors (not including the student) without a Social Security number (SSN) will be able to create a StudentAid.gov account to fill out and sign their section of the student’s FAFSA form online.

  • Students will need to provide their SSN to create their StudentAid.gov account. However, a student who is a citizen of the Freely Associated States can create a StudentAid.gov account without an SSN.

Consent and Approval To Transfer Federal Tax Information

  • All contributors, including the student, must provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred directly from the IRS into the FAFSA form via direct data exchange.

  • Consent and approval for the transfer of federal tax information is required even if the contributor didn’t file a tax return.

  • Federal tax information will be used to determine the student’s eligibility for federal student aid.

  • If the student or another contributor doesn’t provide consent and approval, the student will not be eligible for federal student aid—even if they manually enter tax information into the FAFSA form.

Changes to Federal Pell Grant Eligibility

  • New formulas expand Federal Pell Grant eligibility to more students and link eligibility to family size, household income, and the federal poverty level.

  • Federal Pell Grant eligibility has a calculation that is separate from the Student Aid Index (SAI) calculation. For some applicants, the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria will only include tax information and federal poverty guidelines. For other applicants, the formula may also use the separately calculated SAI.

  • The SAI replaces the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the calculation to determine eligibility for need-based funding. The formula is: Cost of Attendance – Student Aid Index – Other Financial Assistance = Financial Need.

  • Federal Pell Grant access has been expanded to include students who are confined or incarcerated and enrolled in an approved Prison Education Program.

  • Federal Pell Grant lifetime eligibility has been restored for students who had an eligible federal student loan discharge.

Applicants Unable To Provide Parent Information

  • There is federal student aid available for students who cannot provide parent information on their FAFSA form due to unusual circumstances.

  • Students who are homeless, orphans, former foster youth, or who have unusual circumstances that prevent them from providing parent information will benefit from simplified questions that more efficiently determine their independent status.

  • Students who indicate unusual circumstances on their FAFSA form will be granted provisionally independent status and will be able to complete the form without providing parent information.

  • A financial aid administrator will make the final determination of a student’s dependency status based on the documentation that the student submits to the school, or the financial aid administrator may perform their own personal assessment