Types of Financial Aid
**All students seeking Federal and/or Criswell financial aid MUST be in a degree-seeking program.
NOTE: The FAFSA and Criswell College Supplementary Financial Aid Application for the 2015-2016 academic year must be submitted by APRIL 15, 2015. After this date, the Criswell College Supplementary Financial Aid Application will no longer be available for submission.
All applications and corresponding documentation must be turned in together by the deadline. Refer to the college's financial aid web pages for all pertinent information.
If you are requesting a church match grant, your church must submit the Church Application and check to the Financial Aid Office by DECEMBER 1, 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester. If not received by these dates, the student will not qualify for the Criswell Church Matching Grant. The student will only receive the funds from the church if the church selects to have the funds posted to the student's account despite the Matching Grant not being applied.
Continue to check back periodically for the upcoming deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year.
IN ORDER FOR A STUDENT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR CRISWELL 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 2014-2015 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR.
CHURCH MATCH GRANTS FOR THE SPRING 2015 SEMESTER THE DEADLINE DATE IS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15, 2014. 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 DECEMBER 15, 2014. AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE HAS PASSED FOR THE SPRING 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.
***Some students may be selected for verification. If selected, this process is required by the U.S. Department of Education for students to receive federal aid. If selected the student will have to submit additional documentation as requested by the Office of Financial Aid.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a federal program of entitlement basic to all other student financial aid. This grant is awarded only to undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor's degree, and enrolled in at least one course. The program is based on a need analysis formula, which considers family income and assets, size of family, number of children attending post-secondary schools, and other factors. The formula is applied when application is made with FAFSA and notification amounts are transmitted to our office electronically with the student's FAFSA file.
The Pell Grant will be disbursed in 2 (two) equal payments. The first half will be applied to the student’s Account at the beginning of the enrollment period. The second half will be applied at the midpoint of the enrollment period.
Click here to see the Criswell College scholarships policy, as well as scholarships available through the college.
The following sites are an excellent resource to research more outside scholarships:
- www.finaid.org/scholarships/ (Go to FastWeb Scholarship search)
- Student Employment and Service funds earned can only be used as tuition assistance and are applied directly to the student’s account.
- Student Employment – Possible positions: Faculty Grader, Clerical Work, Customer Service, Library Services, Computers, Cashier. Apply directly through Student Services Office.
Work Study and Student Service funds earned can only be used as tuition assistance and are applied directly to the student’s account.