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 (ED) began to distribute FAFSA Student Aid Reports to higher education institutions in late March. Many of the reports remain incomplete and the new software to begin the awarding process is being tested. The department has not yet provided students and parents with the ability to make corrections and/or provide missing information.

Because of the delay in receiving FAFSA data Student Aid Reports and the time required for installing and testing the new software, financial aid award offers for new students are expected to be delivered in mid to late April with offers to continuing students in the weeks following.

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.

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