Financial Aid

Financing Your Education

We are dedicated to help you navigate through the financial aid process. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Eligibility for financial aid is established through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Continued financial aid eligibility is based on financial need and satisfactory academic progress.  Once we have evaluated a family’s ability to contribute, ICoHS offers a financial aid package that may include grants, scholarships, loans and part-time employment. If you have any questions about financial aid information you receive, please contact the Financial Aid Office at [email protected] or 858.581.9460.

Step 1: Complete the FAFSA     Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in applying for financial aid.  www.fafsa.ed.gov.  You will need to create an ID prior to filling out the FAFSA. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid

Step 2: Submit Outstanding Documentation You will receive an email from the Financial Aid office outlining all the documents that you will need to submit.  Please submit your documents as soon as possible so we can get your file completed for packaging.

Step 3: File will be Processed During this time, we will be communicating with you via email or phone.  Please allow 4-6 weeks to review all paperwork.

Step 4: Receive and Reply to Your Award Letter Once your FAFSA results are received and processed, you will receive an award letter indicating the types of financial aid and amounts for which you are eligible. Follow the directions for accepting or declining the aid. If you are accepting the aid, and it includes student loans, you will need to complete the online entrance counseling:  https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/counselingInstructions.action?counselingType=entrance