Applying for aid doesn't have to be rocket science.

Many students are unable to meet the cost of a University of the Cumberlands education with their current financial resources alone, so they need some financial aid to help make ends meet. If that situation sounds like yours, now is a good time to apply for that aid. Financial aid is awarded to students based on their demonstrated financial need. The higher the need, the more aid you're likely to qualify for.

The first step in this process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete this form as soon as possible when FAFSA opens in December, and make sure you use Cumberlands' FAFSA Code: 001962. This application is for the upcoming academic year, which starts the following fall.

Some types of financial aid are on a first-come, first-served basis and may run out before all eligible students are funded. While no date guarantees the availability of funds, the sooner you file the FAFSA, the better your chances of receiving all the aid for which you qualify!

How to Apply for the FAFSA

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FAFSA - This Code Will Get You Places

Complete the FAFSA

Maximize Your Aid Opportunities - Early
The FAFSA opens in December of each year for the following academic year. Use our school code: 001962 

While no date guarantees the availability of funds, the sooner you file the FAFSA, the better your chances are of receiving all the aid you may qualify for. 

Sign, Save, and Submit
The first step in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is creating an FSA ID and password. The student and a parent should create an FSA ID and password.

Once the student and a parent each have created an FSA ID and password, the family is ready to complete the FAFSA online through the secure, government website at

You will be asked to enter personal, family information that is needed to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and in some cases, institutional financial aid. If there are circumstances preventing you from getting parental information, please reach out to your Enrollment Counselor for guidance. 

Be on the Lookout
After you submit your FAFSA, you should receive an email confirmation in about 2-3 days. If you do not receive this confirmation, please log back in and ensure that your FAFSA was submitted. 

Cumberlands will also arrange to send your financial aid offer package. If we need any additional information, we will let you know. 

Any university or college you add to the list will receive your information and will use this information to create a financial aid award offer for you. Make sure to include code: 001962 so University of the Cumberlands is on your list! 

How to Apply

No matter what degree you're seeking, we have options to help meet your financial needs.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the financial aid process, our financial aid experts would be happy to help.