Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the link to complete the FAFSA online?

A: The FAFSA can be completed online at https://fafsa.gov/.

Q: What’s the school code for CIAT?

A: Our school/institution code is 042598; use it when completing your FAFSA.

Q: How do I apply for financial aid?

A: Please see this page for instructions: How to Apply.

Q: How much financial aid can I receive?

A: Your financial aid package will be decided based on your eligibility and need. The first step towards determining these factors is to complete the FAFSA. For more information please see the following page: Financial Need & Eligibility.

Q: When do I get my funds?

A: You must sign your MPN (Master Promissory Note) before you receive any loan funds. Student loan funds may post to the student’s school account within the first two weeks of the first day of the term. However, Department of Education rules allow fourteen (14) days from the first day of the term to return excess payments to students. Any questions regarding delay in financial aid refund after aid has disbursed to the student’s statement should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Q: What is an MPN?

A: MPN stands for Master Promissory Note. This is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s). For more information or to access your MPN please click here.

Q: What does Cost of Attendance include?

A: Cost of attendance includes the following items:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Books and Supplies
  • Room and Board
  • Transportation
  • Other Educational Costs

Students can meet with a financial aid officer to discuss itemized totals for expenses.