A: Submit the following income documentation in PDF format with blacked out or deleted Social Security numbers*:
A: No, you do not have to wait! If parents are not able to file their 2016 tax return before submitting the financial aid application, we will accept, in PDF format:
Make sure all Social Security numbers are deleted or blacked out. Please submit all income documents in PDF format. Your application will not be considered for a course or financial aid until we have received parent(s) income documentation.
A: If the tuition deposit is a hardship
Late applicants are not eligible for a reduced tuition deposit
A: March 26, 2016
A: The financial aid for which you are applying is "need-based." You submit an application with income information so we can determine your financial need. We take into consideration parent's income and available resources. We also look at things like family size, geographic location and any documented special circumstances (i.e. job loss, change in family status, etc). There are a few merit based scholarship programs - the CTY Scholars and Richard B. Kerschner Merit Scholarship. These programs have separate applications procedures (contact CTY Scholars directly; contact the Financial Aid Office about Kershner).
A: Families must apply for financial aid each year, as eligibility is based on current financial status and available CTY resources. A previous award does not guarantee an award for 2016.
A student with a previous account balance will not be eligible for financial aid until the account is paid in full, nor will he/she be assigned to a course.
A: If your child participates in both summer sessions, you are not eligible for financial aid. To receive summer financial aid, your child is only able to attend one of the 3 week sessions.
A: Your financial aid eligibility is based on the information submitted with the financial aid application. For this reason, it is important to include anything that you feel will help the Financial Aid Committee determine your current financial need. We will only consider appeals for more financial aid if there has been a change since you filed the original financial aid application, such as a job loss, income loss, change of family status, etc.
A: You will need to provide information for the custodial parent only. The custodial parent is defined as the parent with whom the student has lived the majority of the past 12 months. If that cannot be determined, or if there is a 50/50 split, then determine which parent has provided the most support in the past 12 months (i.e. financial, food, clothing, shelter, etc). If the custodial parent has been remarried, the step-parent's information must also be provided.
A: Students must be citizens of the U.S. or eligible permanent U.S. residents (with a green card) to be considered for financial aid. Parents must be able to document income. International students and students residing outside the U.S. do not qualify for financial aid.
A: Depending on when we receive your completed financial aid application, every effort will be made to determine a financial aid award in conjunction with course assignments. You should be notified of your financial aid award within 30 days of your course assignment email notification. The postmark deadline for CTY Summer Financial Aid applications is March 26th 2016. NOTE: This is two weeks earlier than the Program Application deadline: if applying for financial aid, both applications are due March 26th.
Late applications will be considered for financial aid if funding is available. Early applications are strongly encouraged to ensure full consideration for limited available funding.
Families are also encouraged to seek funds from local agencies such as school districts, community service organizations, business associations, civic organizations and religious groups.
Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the CTY Financial Aid Office: (410) 735-6031 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Yes, CTY Online Programs has its own application process. You must submit the CTY Online Programs application along with the CTY Online Programs Financial Aid application with the required tuition deposit. This must be submitted at least 30 days before the course start date.
A: We will accept prior year tax returns to complete your financial aid application. You may send a copy of the 2014 federal tax return (with all accompanying schedules and W-2 forms) along with documentation of all 2015 income (such as 2015 W-2/1099 forms, copy of the last paycheck stub(s) from 2014, etc). If the Financial Aid Office already has a copy of the 2014 tax return on file, you need only send the 2015 income documentation.
A: The financial Aid application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the course start date.
A: Awards are given for only one online course per fiscal year. Financial aid for an individually paced course is given for the typical course length as listed on the corresponding course description webpage. Fiscal years start July 1st. However, a student can apply for financial aid for one Summer Programs course, Online Programs course and Family Academic Program per fiscal year.
A: You may receive Financial Aid for one Online Programs course and one three-week Summer session within the same year.
A: Students must be citizens of the U.S. or eligible permanent U.S. residents (with a green card) to be considered for financial aid. International students and students residing outside the U.S. do not qualify for financial aid.
A: Yes. For Online Programs financial aid only, you will be notified by email of your financial aid eligibility. Your response of your child's Intent to Attend the Online Programs program will either confirm his/her course assignment or generate the deposit refund process. You must also notify the CTY Registration Office at email@example.com of your child's withdrawal decision for the refund to be processed.
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