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Good news! With the help of a financial aid advisor this process can be completed within one week.
The Pell Grant and the federal student loans apply to all programs.
As soon as possible. Traditionally, we recommend for our students to have their financial aid package completed one month before the program begins.
Alternative loan programs are designed to aid our students with financing options that will adequately meet their needs for help with education costs. This loan allows you to borrow up to your cost of attendance, which means tuition, books, fees, transportation and housing costs may be included within your loan.
Requirements (for all applicants)
The Federal PLUS Loan (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) is an affordable, low-interest loan designed for parents. With the PLUS Loan, you can borrow up to your child’s total cost of education minus other financial aid awarded to the student. This total cost can include tuition, books, food, housing, transportation and more.
Federal student loans help cover the cost of tuition.
Federal Subsidized Loans are federally guaranteed loans based on financial need. Interest does not accrue on the loan while you are in school at least part time or during any future deferment periods. The federal government “subsidizes” (or pays) the interest during these times. Additionally, there are maximum amounts you can receive per school year.
Federal Unsubsidized Loans are federally guaranteed loans that are not based on financial need. Interest does accrue from the time the loan is disbursed to the school. Additionally, there are maximum amounts you can receive per school year for dependent and independent students.
If you are a dependent, you do not have sufficient tax information of your own. Dependency status is determined by answering step three on the FAFSA application.
There are many scholarships available to students seeking a career in the culinary and pastry fields. The requirements to apply for scholarships vary. However, our scholarship list has all the information needed to apply for each one. View our scholarships. You may also find a general scholarship application.
For financial aid purposes the federal government has put together the following questions to determine whether a student is independent or dependent. If you are able to answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, you are considered independent; if not, you are considered dependent.
A Pell Grant is money provided to you by the federal government, which is applied to your tuition. Anyone applying for a Pell Grant must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. You can request the FASFA application from the Financial Aid Office or apply online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. CULINARY INSTITUTE LENOTRE®'s school code is 037233.
To complete this form, each applicant must be able to provide the following documentation: