Financial Aid

Financial Aid Summary

The Criswell College Title IV school code is 04121800.

Criswell College is also blessed with many friends and supporters who contribute prayerfully and financially to help Criswell students.This financial aid is available to new and continuing students taking on-campus courses during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

All students seeking financial aid must submit a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and a Criswell College Supplemental Financial Aid Application each academic year. Funds are limited and awarded on the basis of financial need, merit, affiliation, skills, and the date the application is received in the Financial Aid Office. For more frequently asked questions, click here.

**Note: As international students are typically ineligible for Federal Aid, they should only submit the Criswell College Supplemental Financial Aid Application.

For any questions contact:

Talisa Pollard
Director of Financial Aid


Financial Aid Helps & Forms


Below are links to help you understand the financial aid process and opportunities:

Affordable Colleges Online

Student Loan Video Guide

Guide to College Budgeting

Guide to College Scholarships



Application Forms


Criswell Supplemental Financial Aid Application

Financial Aid Application for International Students

Graduate PLUS Loan Pre-Application

Parent PLUS Loan Pre-Application Form

Summer 2016 Assistance Application

FSA Credit Balance Authorization

Church Matching Grant

Loan Request

Direct Loan Decline

Loan Entrance Counseling Checklist

Loan Exit Counseling Checklist

Loan Exit Counseling Form

Award Adjustment

Scholarship Appeal

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Suspension Evaluation and Appeal

Leave of Absence Request


Verification Forms

Verification Worksheets

Dependent V1 Verification Worksheet

Dependent V2 Verification Worksheet

Dependent V3 Verification Worksheet

Dependent V4 Verification Worksheet

Dependent V5 Verification Worksheet

Dependent V6 Verification Worksheet

Independent V1 Verification Worksheet

Independent V2 Verification Worksheet

Independent V3 Verification Worksheet

Independent V4 Verification Worksheet

Independent V5 Verification Worksheet

Independent V6 Verification Worksheet

Low Income Forms

Dependent Low Income

Independent Low Income

Miscellaneous Forms

Additional Financial Information & Untaxed Income

Child Support Paid Out

Dependents Support

IRS Data Retrieval Statement

ISIR Correction Coversheet (Form 9)



**All students seeking Federal and/or Criswell financial aid MUST be in a degree-seeking program.

The deadline to submit the Fall 2015 Criswell College Supplementary Financial Aid Application and all required documentation is April 15, 2015. 

In order for a student to be considered for Criswell College scholarships, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Criswell College Supplementary Financial Aid Application for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

Church match grants for the Fall 2015 semester the deadline date is no later than April 15, 2015.  Students interested in receiving the church match grant must also complete the Criswell College Supplementary Financial Aid Application specifying that the student is interested in receiving the church match grant. The church must submit the church application and check to the Criswell College Financial Assistance Office no later than July 15, 2015. After the deadline date has passed for the fall 2015 semester the student may or may not qualify for the Criswell church match. The student will only receive the funds from the church depending whether or not the church selects to have the funds posted to the student’s business account if the Criswell church match is not granted.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Note: Criswell gift aid is not available to non-degree seeking students.