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Q. Is CIU an accredited university?

A. Yes, CIU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS).

Q. What are the basic undergraduate admissions requirements?

A. The minimum admissions requirements are a 2.0 high school GPA, and a SAT score of 940, ACT score of 18, or CLT score of 54.

Q. How much does it cost to attend CIU?

A. Tuition and fees may change each year. Current year information is located on the Tuition & Fees page.

Q. Is CIU affiliated with a denomination?

No. CIU is made up of students from many denominations. We strive towards a basis of evangelical unity.

Q. What types of financial aid are available?

A. Grants, loans, scholarships or work study may be available. 

Q. How does a student apply for financial aid?

A. The general application for financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some scholarships and grants specific to CIU will be addressed when you fill out the CIU Online Application.

Q. What are on-campus living requirements?

A. All single undergraduate students under 23 years old are required to live on campus. 

Q. What special needs and disabilities services does CIU offer?

A. Under the ADA requirements, disability accommodations are provided on an individualized basis and can include test adjustments, printed media for reformatted audio, course substitution, readers, tutors, note-takers, study groups, proctored testing, etc.