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Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the CTY Enrollment Services: 800-393-6095, option #2 or email@example.com.
A: The following documentation is required to complete your CTY Financial Aid application. Please black out or delete Social Security Numbers prior to submission.
Please submit the following:
*Examples of Nontaxable Income includes: Social Security income, child support, etc.
**Examples of significant income changes includes: unemployment, exemptions, deductions, other income, foreclosure, etc.).
If you were not required to file or have not yet filed a 2018 federal tax return, please submit a written explanation. CTY will follow-up with you as to whether or not alternative documents may be submitted.
A: If you do not have a copy of your tax return, you may request a copy of your Tax Return Transcript from the IRS. If you do not have a copy of your W-2(s), you may request a Wage and Income Transcript from the IRS.
A: If applying for financial aid, a reduced deposit of $50 is required for Summer Programs and $15 for Online Programs. It may be refunded if students do not receive financial aid or cannot be registered for a course. The nonrefundable application fees are waived for financial aid applicants. If you still have questions or concerns, please contact CTY Enrollment Services at 800-393-6095, option #2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: Please allow up to two weeks for notification for Online and Family Academic Programs and Diagnostic Counseling Center. Please allow 7 to 13 days for notification for Summer Programs.
A: Students must be citizens of the U.S., eligible permanent U.S. residents, or permanently reside in the U.S. to be considered for financial aid. Also, parents must be able to document income. International students do not qualify for financial aid.
Summer Programs only:
Online Programs, Family Academic Programs and Diagnostic Counseling Center:
Late applications may be considered for financial aid, if funding and seats are available.
A: The financial aid for which you are applying is "need-based." You must submit an application with income information so we can determine your financial need. We evaluate students for financial aid based on their family’s demonstrated financial need, which includes such factors as parent income, available discretionary resources, family size, and special circumstances. However, CTY receives more applications for financial aid than we have available funding. Therefore, in addition to financial need, we consider other factors including geographic location, course choice, and previous number of classes taken when we determine financial aid awards.
A: No, you are not guaranteed financial aid if you have received aid from CTY in the past. A previous award does not guarantee an award for the present year. Families must apply for financial aid each year, as eligibility is based on current financial status and available CTY resources.
A: Yes, but financial aid may be awarded for one course per program per academic year for Summer Programs, Online Programs, or Family Academic Programs. Academic years start July 1st. For example, if your child attends Summer Session 1, your child cannot receive financial aid for Summer Session 2. However, he/she could be eligible to receive aid for an Online Program and Family Academic Program for the same academic year. In the following academic year, your child may apply and be considered again for financial aid for Summer Programs, Online Programs and Family Academic Programs.
A: If your financial aid is not enough, we will consider appeals for more financial aid if there has been a change since you submitted the original financial aid application (e.g. job loss, income loss, change of family status, etc). Please note that 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. If you would like to submit an appeal for your award amount, please email your request and documentation to support the aforementioned circumstances to email@example.com.
If your financial circumstance has not changed since you submitted your application, please note payment plans are available for Summer Programs by signing up via your MyCTY portal. For Online Programs or Diagnostic Counseling Center, please contact Student Accounts: 800-393-6095, option #1.
A: If parents are divorced or separated, 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 remarried, the step-parent's information must also be provided.
A: Yes, each CTY Program has its own application process. You must submit the appropriate CTY Program application along with the Financial Aid application and required tuition deposit.
A: For programs with the cost of books included in the price of tuition, financial aid eligible students may be awarded funding to cover the cost of books. Financial aid does not cover the cost for books not included in tuition cost or additional materials required for courses. Currently, only summer programs have the cost of books included in the price of tuition.
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