Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid is Easy

  • To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA) annually.
  • Use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool when completing your FAFSA. We encouraged you and parents to use the tool for accuracy and faster completion.
  • If you have questions or need help contact our office.
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The 2023-24 FAFSA is now open. Apply now for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 Semester.

If your financial situation has changed, you may be eligible for a Special Circumstance Appeal for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please contact us for more information.

One-Time Student Loan Debt Relief

The Biden-Harris Administration announced a Student Debt Relief Plan on August 24,2022. To learn more on what you need to do and to receive communication please follow the link provided below. Student Debt Relief Plan Explained

What types of aid can I get?

There are a lot of options to pay for your education, and knowing what is out there and what you qualify for can help you make the best financial decisions.

When and how often do I complete the FAFSA?

The FAFSA Application opens every October 1st for the next academic year. Students complete the FAFSA annually.

CEI has Priority Deadlines for the FAFSA.

  • Fall Semester - June 1*
  • Spring Semester - November 1*
  • Summer Semester - February 1*

For more information click on Apply for Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

In addition to meeting other eligibility factors, you must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) towards the completion of your degree each year to qualify for financial aid. SAP includes policies regarding your GPA, credit completion, term completion and maximum credit requirements.

If you have been placed on Warning or denied financial aid click the link below for more details.

John E. Christofferson
Multi-Purpose Building

Room 353
Phone: (208) 524-3000
Fax: (208) 525-7026