Financial Aid Checklist

Navigating the complexities of financial aid can be a daunting task for any student or their family. This checklist is designed to streamline the process and alleviate the stress associated with financing academic pursuits.


File Your FAFSA

  • Not interested in federal student aid? Skip to step 2.
  • Learn more about the FAFSA.
  • Fill out your FAFSA.
    • List Central Christian College of the Bible (code 014619) when prompted.

Complete Verification*

*If your FAFSA was selected for verification

  • From time to time, the financial aid office may request that you send additional information to the college. This may be because your FAFSA has been selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, or it may be miscellaneous information is needed to determine financial aid eligibility.
  • If selected, you will be notified by email and given instructions.
  • Learn more about verification.

Apply for Scholarships


Accept Your Aid

  • Review your Financial Aid Offer that was sent to you by email.
  • Learn more about the Financial Aid Offer.

If you have received credentials to login to Populi, login and accept your aid on your financial aid page:

  1. Once you login, in the light gray area click the Financial tab
  2. In the white area click the Financial Aid tab
  3. Under each award, click Accept

Apply for Loans

  • If your Financial Aid Offer includes loans, you may apply for loans up to the maximum amounts listed on it.
  • Learn more about federal loans.
  • You must have Central email ( to fill out the data sheets.

To move forward with your loans:

  1. Complete Entrance Counseling
  2. Sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  3. Fill out the Student Loan Data Sheet

For Parent PLUS Loans, a parent must:

  1. Submit a credit check application
  2. Sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  3. Fill out the PLUS Loan Data Sheet

Things to Note

  • Completing this checklist and finalizing financial aid does not mean the student has completed the admissions process, has completely enrolled in classes, or that their bill is taken care of. Students must remain in contact with those departments to ensure completion of those processes.
  • Because the Financial Aid Offer is not a bill, the student must still communicate with the Student Accounts department regarding actual charges and bill payment.
  • To get a better idea of what it will cost you, check out our Net Price Calculator.