Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is any form of assistance that comes from some organized body that assists a student with the costs of attending college. These forms consist of federal, state, institutional and private funds that are used to assist students in funding their education. Scholarships and grants are “free money “ that you do not pay back, however loans are considered as self-help and you are required to pay them back when a student becomes enrolled less than half-time or graduates. When you seek aid, we will consider you for all forms of aid available.

  • After your fees and any other charges on your CBS student account are paid, any remaining financial aid will be refunded to you.
  • Generally, if the Office of Financial Aid has disbursed aid onto your student account and a credit is created, you can expect to receive a refund approximately 30-45 days after Census Date.
  • Refund checks are mailed to your home address. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office @ 832-252-4602.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to use CBS school code 0034224.  Once you have completed the FAFSA and it has been processed by the Department of Education, your information will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid at CBS. You will also need to complete a supplemental application called the CBS Financial Aid Application. 

Step 2: Once you have completed  FAFSA you will be required to complete your financial aid process accessing our Financial Aid Portal . You must be admitted into the College of Biblical Studies in order to assess the Financial Aid Portal (Applying to CBS). Once admitted you may access the Financial Aid Portal please click here. Use your Sonis Student ID and password. Then Click on the Registration tab. There you will find the  Financial aid Link  and complete all required documents and verify student information.  

To learn more about FAFSA, please click on the link Common FAFSA Mistakes

Financial Aid Portal Instructions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Click here to view our frequently asked questions. 

Federal Updates

It is important to stay up-to-date with financial aid regulations and guidelines. Click here for important federal updates regarding financial aid.

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Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility

Summer 2017 New and Continuing Students Financial Aid Deadlines

Monday, March 07, 2016: 

  • Admission to a degree program, 
  • FAFSA completed, 
  • CBS Financial Aid Application completed, and
  • All additional verification information submitted