How to Apply For Financial Aid

Don’t Worry About the Financial Aid Process, We Make it Easy!

The on-line process makes the financial aid application process easier and faster than ever, and our experienced Financial Aid staff can guide and assist you through the entire process.  Just call or visit the Financial Aid Office; we’re here to help!

Getting Started – Apply for an FSA ID – The beginning point for all federal financial aid starts with applying for a federal FSA ID.  The FSA ID is your “electronic signature” for completing all of your financial aid documents on-line.  To apply for an FSA ID simply go to fsaid.ed.gov and create a username and password of your choice.   You will be asked to confirm your e-mail address using a secure code that will be sent to you. Once you confirm your e-mail address you will be able to log into the FAFSA website using your email address. Your Email address will be needed in order to complete the next step – completing and signing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. 

The On-Line FAFSA Application: The FAFSA form can be completed quickly and easily on the Department of Education’s website located at fafsa.ed.gov.  If you’d like to “do it yourself”, we’re certain you’ll find the process easy to understand.  However, if you are nervous about the application, or just have questions, we are here to help.  The Financial Aid Office can assist you to help you complete the application, or answer your questions.

The information that you provide in the FAFSA application will help the college determine your eligibility for Federal Direct Loans.  When completing the FAFSA form, be sure to list Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School as your school choice (G02700) as this will ensure we receive your information in a timely manner.

FAFSA Application Deadline:  It’s best to have your FAFSA completed at least 10 days prior to the start of classes since we cannot process any financial aid until your data is received from the federal processor.

Your Financial Aid “Award Letter”: Once the Financial Aid Office receives your electronic FAFSA, a financial aid “Award Letter” will be generated for you. Your Award Letter will list the aid for which you are eligible.  We can also discuss timing of your financial aid payments, billing procedures and payment plan options. Please sign the award letter and return it to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible in order for your financial aid to be processed.

We are here to help!  Remember:  If you have questions, need help, or just would like more information concerning financial aid, please stop in and visit the Financial Aid Office or contact Andrea Mason at 585-340-9632 or amason@crcds.edu

Information about CRCDS Grants and Scholarships may be found at this link.