Financial Aid Update - Christopher Newport University


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Financial Aid Update

Deadline extended for some members of Class of 2028

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Christopher Newport is taking additional steps to assist first-year students seeking an affordable education that is anchored in excellence.

The Office of Admission is extending its May 1 enrollment verification deadline by two weeks for first-year students who submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting a FAFSA is an essential first step toward receiving financial aid and scholarships.

The U.S. Department of Education has announced a delay in delivering FAFSA results to institutions until March.

Financial aid offers to new students enrolling for Fall 2024 are estimated to be available in early April for those who completed a 2024-25 FAFSA. Notification of financial aid awards will be sent via email to students, with instructions for viewing and accepting aid through a personalized online portal.

In order to provide ample time for families to review financial aid offers and finalize enrollment decisions, the Office of Admission has extended the $500 enrollment deposit deadline from May 1 to May 15 for all students who submitted a FAFSA. Additional extensions will be granted for those who experience further delays in financial aid processing. CNU’s Office of Financial Aid will assist students and their families every step of the way through this process. Please call the Office of Financial Aid at (757) 594-7170 or email the office at if you have questions.

Continuing students must also renew their FAFSA each year. CNU’s priority date for completing the FAFSA for the 2024-25 academic year is March 1.

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