Financing Your EducationHelping You Finance & Pay For college
Investing in your future is an important step, and finding affordable Christian colleges in North Carolina can be difficult. We believe the benefits of a college education far outweigh the costs. However, we also acknowledge that getting money to pay for college can be challenging.
Our Financial Aid Office is here to assist you in meeting your educational goals and your financial needs in the best way possible.
Financial Aid Office
We have two different points of contact for Financial Aid. Please call or email depending on which academic program you attend.
Campus Financial Aid
Online Financial Aid
What are my options?
CCBS is approved to offer Federal Financial Aid. While completing the paperwork can be a bit tricky, our Financial Aid Office is here to assist you. They will walk you through the entire process.
Our degrees are approved for the enrollment of veterans, participants, military and other eligible persons under provisions of Title 38, United States Code, Section 3676. CCBS currently accepts VA benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill as well as the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Once a student has been accepted into the credit program, he/she may apply for a scholarship. Scholarships will be based upon financial need, desire to come to Carolina College of Biblical Studies, and one’s relationship with the Lord.
Other students choose to finance their education on their own. But this can also be a challenge. Therefore, we do offer payment plan options to allow us to be an affordable Christian college in North Carolina. However, all tuition and fees must be paid in full each quarter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is CCBS accredited?
Yes, CCBS is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education
What is financial aid?
Financial aid is any kind of money that is either given or loaned to a student for a period of time, which can assist in paying for school.
Is CCBS approved to receive Federal financial aid?
Yes, CCBS has been approved to receive both Federal and State financial aid funds since 2013.
Does CCBS accept employer assistance or reimbursements?
Yes. For specific terms regarding your employer’s reimbursement and tuition assistance policies, please see your employee handbook or inquire at your company about the program. CCBS is happy to work with students and companies to ensure that education is affordable and easy to access.
Does CCBS accept military benefits?
CCBS accepts all applicable military benefits (e.g. GI Bill, 9/11, etc.). It is important for you to obtain, complete, and submit the appropriate forms for your benefits to be secured. To begin the process, the student should contact his or her respective educational liaison within the appropriate military organization. Guidance on this process can be provided by our CCBS VA Representative at (910) 323-5614.
Additionally, Carolina College of Biblical Studies is proud to provide the affordable tuition rate of $250 per credit hour to all military service members, veterans, military spouses, and dependents 23 or under.
How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for financial aid, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov(link is external). Enter CCBS’s school code, 041542.
By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for federal grants and loans, along with state grants. Your financial aid advisor cannot determine your financial aid eligibility until you have completed and signed the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be completed annually.
What information do I need in order to complete the FAFSA?
The FAFSA will ask for specific tax information. Therefore, you will need to be prepared to enter information that can be found on the following items:
- Your (and your parents’, if you are a dependent student) 1040 tax forms from last year.
- Any W2 forms from your employer (and your parents’ employer, if you are a dependent student) from last year.
How can I make sure that CCBS receives all of my financial aid information?
This is very important! When asked to enter your school code on the FAFSA, please remember us! CAROLINA COLLEGE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES’ SCHOOL CODE IS: 041542.
When will I receive my excess funds?
For campus students, funds will not be considered until after the third week of enrollment.
For online students, funds are not considered until after the second week of the second course.