17│ COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
2017-2018 │FINANCIAL AID
only one of the following merit scholarships listed below. Each scholarship and grant has a minimum GPA requirement. In
order for a CIU student to retain eligibility for institutional aid, the student must meet the following criteria:
All Other CIU Grants
Varies. Must maintain minimum GPA
requirement for program of study.
CIU also awards endowed scholarships which have been established by and are funded through individuals, families, and
institutions that are deeply committed to God’s work around the world and to the role CIU plays in training students for such
work. Student recipients of these scholarships are required to provide an appropriate “thank you” letter to the donor(s). A
complete list of such scholarships can be found at the end of this section.
When returning students are being reviewed for their financial aid packages for the upcoming academic year, those who
fail to meet the GPA will not be awarded CIU institutional aid. GPA requirements are not reviewed in the middle of the
academic year. Policy regarding institutional aid can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office or online athttp://www.ciu.edu/scholarships-and-grants .
Consortium Agreements/Study Abroad
Institutional scholarships and grants may be awarded to students taking classes under formal consortium agreements as
long as the student’s degree major or minor requires study at that outside institution. Student aid packages for those studying
at other institutions will be reviewed and awarded on a case-by-case basis. Students must be in good standing and enrolled
full-time in courses applicable to their degree to be considered for institutional aid. Study tours may not count towards
federal, state, or CIU institutional aid eligibility requirements.
The institutional aid is limited to one semester, except in the case where two semesters are required for the degree (i.e. the
Middle Eastern Studies major requiring two semesters at Jerusalem University College). Other study abroad programs, that
meet graduation requirements but are not mandatory for the degree the student is currently seeking, may receive up to 50%
of the student’s institutional aid. The institutional aid is limited to one semester.
Students receiving education benefits as an employee, dependent or spouse of a full-time CIU employee are not eligible for
additional institutional aid from CIU.
Any employee or dependent with our partner agencies is eligible for a 25 percent tuition reduction for any course, with the
exception of doctoral-level courses. Students receiving a partnership discount are not eligible for additional institutional aid
from CIU. The Financial Aid Office evaluates each student to determine the best financial aid source (partnership discount
or CIU institutional aid). To view a list of our eligible partner organizations, please visitwww.ciu.edu/partnerships