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    Accepted Students

    What’s Next?

  • Congratulations on Your Acceptance to the CIA!

    We’re excited to welcome you into our family, and we couldn’t be happier that you’ve made us part of your college decision. Know that the CIA Enrollment Office is here to help guide you all the way from acceptance to your first day of classes.

  • Follow these steps to get started:

    Step 1

    Deposit Now

    Let everyone know you’re CIA bound! Pay your $300 deposit on the student portal.

    Step 2

    File Your FAFSA

    Filed your FAFSA yet? Don’t delay, it’s easy. Don’t know which FAFSA to file? Read below.

    Step 3

    Explore the Portal

    CIA Main Menu—your student portal—is your one-stop shop for important information, deadlines, and forms.
  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    The CIA federal code is 007304. Every year, students are able to file the newest FAFSA (for the following year) beginning in October.

    Which FAFSA Should I File?
    Entry Date FAFSA Year
    2020–21 2021–22 2022–23*
    Fall 2021 No Yes
    Spring 2022 No Yes
    Summer 2022 No Yes Yes
    Fall 2022 No No Yes


    * Please note: The 2022–23 FAFSA will be available in October 2021. Students will need to file a FAFSA each year while in attendance.

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