Glen Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund | Financial Aid

To apply for the Glen Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund (financial aid), please use the link below to the online application at FACTS Grant and Aid.

The Financial Aid application deadline for the 2018/2019 school year has passed and there are no remaining funds for this school year.

The financial aid application process for the 19/20 school year will begin in January 2019. The online application will be available through the link below, www.factsmgt.com, in early January.

Online Application

Those interested in financial aid at CCS can apply online with FACTS Grant and Aid at FACTS Tuition Aid. Please notify the Financial Aid Department at CCS if you submit an online application to FACTS.

The Financial Aid application deadline for the 2019/2020 school year is March 15, 2019.

Those who completed the application process by this date will receive their Financial Aid Award notification by April 26, 2019 and will need to respond to this notification by May 10, 2019 in order to receive a granted award.

For all applications completed after March 15, additional Financial Aid Awards will be granted on an individual basis, if remaining funds are available, and notification will be made as soon as possible following May 13, 2018. For all individuals completing an application after March 15, please make sure you notify and are in communication with Sharon MacLean, Financial Aid Coordinator, at 916-856-5600 ext. 8 or at financialaid@ccscougars.org.


 

Financial Aid FAQ

Q: I’m afraid I make too much to qualify. Is there an income cap?

There is not an income limit. FACTS looks at the whole picture – income, debt, monthly expenses, how many in the household, what CCS charges for tuition, etc. and determines awards based on the all of this information and not just on income.

Q: I don’t have my taxes filed yet for this year. Can I use last year’s taxes?

No, the current year’s Federal tax return is required to get an accurate view of your current financial situation. Please apply anyway and submit your taxes as quickly as you can.

Q: I don’t file taxes. What should I do?

You may still apply even if you don’t file taxes. There is a box to mark stating that you do not file taxes.

Q: The deadline for applying for financial aid is in March, but I won’t have my taxes completed by then (or I file an extension). What should I do?

Your current year’s tax return is required to complete your application. We don’t allow previous year’s taxes because we want to be sure we are seeing the most current and accurate financial picture, so we can be fair with your award. Please apply for aid now and then submit your taxes just as soon as they are complete. If you delay too long or file an extension, this could result in you not receiving an award.

Q: What if I miss the mid-March deadline to apply? Am I out of luck?

You may still apply after the March deadline, but it’s highly recommended to apply by or near that date as funds are limited and many apply. There is no guarantee there will be funds remaining the summer.

Q: When will I be notified of my award?

For those completing their application by the March 16th deadline, you will be notified by FACTS of your award on April 20th. For those completing their application after the March 16th deadline, you will be notified of your award after April 20th.

Q: How will I be notified of my award?

You will receive an email notification from FACTS once an award has been assigned or if you are denied an award. Please be sure to check your SPAM in case the email did not come through.

Q: Do I have to pay the award back?

No, this is a grant that is applied directly to your annual tuition. You do not have to pay it back.

Q: Is this considered a scholarship?

No. Scholarships are merit based or based on student’s grades or ability. This is based on your financial need.

Q: Will my award cover the full cost of tuition?

No. Financial aid only covers a portion of your tuition. On average a typical award is approximately 15% of the total cost of tuition. We want our parents to partner with us in the cost of paying for your student’s education.

Q: When I apply, do I have to fill out an application for each of my kids or can I put them all on one application?

You may put all of your children on one application and pay only one application fee to FACTS.

Q: If I receive an award for multiple students, but decide to only enroll one, may I apply the other’s awards to this one student’s tuition to make it easier to afford?

No. Awards are needs based and are for each student individually and may not be combined for only one student.

Q: If I am not able to fax or upload my taxes or supporting documentation to FACTS how can I get it to them?

You may bring these items into the Financial Aid Coordinator at CCS and she will scan and upload for you.

Q: I don’t have a computer. Can I get a paper application or come in and use the school’s computer?

The applications are all completed online. CCS does not allow our parents/grandparents to use school computer. You will need to go to a library or use a friend/family’s computer.

Q: I’m divorced, but I split the cost of tuition with my ex, so can we both apply for aid or should I list my ex on the application?

Whoever is the financially responsible person on the enrollment contracts should be the one to apply for financial aid. If you receive child support or help with tuition from your ex, you would need to list that on the application. You would only submit a copy of the taxes for the financially responsible parent listed on the enrollment contract.

Q: Do I need to enroll my child(ren) before I can apply for financial aid?

No. You may apply for aid first and see if it’s enough for you before you enroll your student(s).

If you have further questions, you may either call the Financial Aid Coordinator’s voicemail line, at 916-856-5611 ext. 8, and leave a detailed message or you may email your question to financialaid@ccscougars.org. If you are having a problem with the FACTS website or the online application, you may contact FACTS’s Customer Care line at 1-866-315-9262.