Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service participates in Title IV Federal Assistance, and the purpose is to remove the financial barriers that prevent access to educational opportunities.
This is a need-based federal grant designed to assist the student with her/his degree plan. (www.studentaid.gov)
This is a need-based federal loan available to dependent and independent students. The amount of eligibility is set by the Department of Education. Interest on this loan is deferred while in school and during your grace period, which is 6 months after graduation or date of withdrawal. (www.studentaid.gov)
This is a loan available to independent and dependent students and the amount of eligibility is set by the Department of Education. Interest is charged on any dispersed amount and during the student’s 6-month grace period following graduation or date of withdrawal. (www.studentaid.gov)
This is a need-based loan available to qualifying parents of dependent students to use for expenses related to cost of attendance not covered by grants and other student aid. Dependent students whose parents request a Plus loan are eligible to borrow up to the cost of attendance less any other financial assistance received. This loan is a credit-based loan. (www.studentaid.gov)
A student is eligible to receive federal assistance if they meet the following criteria:
An applicant, to be considered for Title IV Federal Financial Assistance, must do the following:
Veterans requesting educational benefits should contact Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service’s Registrar for assistance in obtaining VA benefits. To ensure that your benefits are available when classes start, the applicant should have all paperwork completed and accepted by the school five months prior to enrollment. The Veteran is responsible to pay all tuition at the beginning of each quarter. Benefits are paid directly to the Veteran, after the application and certification process is complete. Chapter 33 is paid directly to the school. Veterans missing more than 20 hours of class time within a month or exceed the absenteeism policy as described in the CIFS Catalog will forfeit their benefits according to the VA guidelines. Veterans taking a Leave of Absence will forfeit their benefits during their leave and will be reinstated upon re-enrollment. Veterans are required to meet satisfactory progress standards as prescribed in CIFS Catalog to ensure continued benefits. Failure to do so will also forfeit your benefits.
The applicant must meet the same enrollment requirements as the Veterans benefits. The applicant must submit their voucher to the Registrar’s Office 60 days prior to enrollment. Benefits are paid directly to Commonwealth Institute. Benefits may vary according to the VA guidelines.
Applicant must meet the TRC requirements to be eligible for TRC benefits. Applicant must have TRC voucher approved and presented to the Registrar’s Office 45 days prior to enrollment. The maximum benefit is $3,000 from TRC. Any class hours missed by the student will not be covered by TRC. To be eligible for TRC benefits the applicant must apply through the Department of Education using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for Pell Grants. Tuition not covered by TRC or Pell Grants can be paid out of pocket, or if the student is enrolled in the A.A.S. degree they can obtain student loans to cover the additional tuition. The student is required by TRC to submit a copy of their transcript and attendance to their TRC counselors.
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and we assure that the Institute intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service has received $83,027 from the Department pursuant to the Institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
As of December 31, 2021, there has been $62,584 dollars of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
There are an estimated 56 students at the Institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
As of December 31, 2021, there has been 35 students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The method used to determine student eligibility will be determined by their ability to receive federal student aid and their EFC. Students with 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 FAFSA with an EFC below 5576 will be eligible for aid up to $1,154 and EFC above 5576 will be eligible for aid up to $957.
All in session Associate of Applied Science, federal aid eligible students will be offered the opportunity to apply for the grant via an application that they can receive from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See note below about who is a federal aid eligible student.
Below are specific CARES Act Emergency Grant requirements:
In accordance with the CARES Act, granted funds must go directly to students. If you have questions or need financial assistance, please contact us at 281-873-0262 or email@example.com.
To be eligible to receive federal student aid (Title IV Funding), you must:
A full refund will be made to any student who cancels their enrollment within 72 hours of the first day of the academic term for which the enrollment agreement has been signed. If a student’s enrollment is cancelled by either the student or the Institute after the first 72 hours, then the school may retain not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged, as well as items of extra expense that are necessary for the portion of the program attended and stated separately on the enrollment agreement.
REFUND POLICY FOR ALL STUDENTS (Campus & Online)
a) An enrollee is not accepted by the school;
b) If the course of instruction is discontinued by the school and this prevents the student from completing the course; or
c) If the student’s enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or representations by the owner or representatives of the school.
A full or partial refund may also be due in other circumstances of program deficiencies or violations of requirements for career schools and colleges.
REFUND POLICY FOR STUDENTS CALLED TO ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE (TEC 132.0611)
A student of Commonwealth Institute who withdraws as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is enrolled:
(a) Satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the program; and
(b) Demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.
The payment of any refunds will be totally completed such that the refund instrument has been negotiated or credited into the proper account(s) within 60 days after the effective date of termination.
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