Last year alone, 99% of CBU’s traditional undergraduate students received financial assistance. CBU offers grants, excellent scholarships, and student worker programs as a part of our Lasallian mission. Our goal is to help you reach your goals — both academically and financially. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.

CBU is committed to providing a quality, private college education that is affordable.

U.S. News & World Report ranks CBU the #3 Best Value University in the South.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Undergraduate and graduate students wanting to apply for federal, state, and institutional funds must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information on the FAFSA is used to establish eligibility for the various financial aid programs offered at CBU. There is no separate institutional application to complete.

Follow this link for a handy list of Financial Aid Resources to guide you as you apply for financial assistance. There are also additional Financial Aid Forms that you may be requested to submit.


Submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) unlocks aid that will not otherwise be available. The Department of Education began accepting FAFSA applications for the 2024-25 school year December 31, 2023 (a delay from the usual October 1 start date). The 2024-25 FAFSA is open and the deadline for Tennessee Promise applicants to submit a FAFSA has been extended to August 1. This application will use the family’s 2022 federal income tax information.

CBU’s FAFSA code is 003482.

Determining Your Eligibility

To be eligible for financial assistance at CBU, you must meet certain requirements involving citizenship, financial need as determined by the FAFSA (above), admittance, enrollment, and academic progress as a student. Different types of financial aid awards may have additional requirements specific to the program. Merit scholarships are not dependent on the results of a FAFSA.


2024-2025 FAFSA Information

How to Fill Out the FAFSA – College for TN FAFSA “How To” Videos FAFSA APPLICATION Free Application for Federal Student Aid

If you have already filed your FAFSA but need to make corrections or add CBU as a recipient of your report, log in to do so.