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Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to the CTY Financial Aid Office: 800-393-6095, option #2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: The following documentation is required to complete your CTY Financial Aid application. Please black out or delete Social Security Numbers prior to submission.
If you have already filed 2017 tax returns, please submit the following:
If you have NOT yet filed 2017 tax returns, please submit the following:
*Examples of Nontaxable Income includes: Social Security income, unemployment compensation, child support, etc.
**Examples of significant income changes includes: unemployment, exemptions, deductions, other income, foreclosure, etc.).
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, the online financial aid application may automatically reduce or waive the tuition deposit you owe based on income information provided. The amount due will show in “tuition deposit” at the end of the application. Review the reduced deposit fees chart (PDF). If you still have questions or concerns, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 800-393-6095, option #2 or email@example.com.
A: Please allow up to two weeks for notification for Online and Family Academic Programs and up to 30 days for notification for Summer Programs.
A: Students must be citizens of the U.S. or eligible permanent residents to be considered for financial aid. Also, parents must be able to document income. International students do not qualify for financial aid.
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 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 merit-based scholarship programs like the CTY Scholars that will take your child’s scores/grades into consideration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your financial circumstance has not changed since you submitted your application, please note payment plans are available by contacting 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.