CFI offers an application-based financial aid solution to students who demonstrate the need for financial assistance, where approved applications may enroll in the program for only 50% of the Self-Study bundle fee.
Granted financial aid can only be applied towards the Self-Study bundle of the certification program (FMVA®, CBCA®, CMSA®, or BIDA™) of your choice.
How to Apply
All applications must be sent in by filling out this form.
All sections of the forms must be completed, and that responses are accurate and true.*
The Financial Aid application process takes 2 to 3 weeks. Once a decision has been made, an e-mail will be sent to the registered e-mail address used for the application to advise on this.
Do I have to complete all Prep courses before applying?
No, you only have to complete all of the FREE Prep courses of the program that you are applying financial aid for, so if it's a prep course but is not free, you can skip it! Just remember that you must have already earned the certificates for these free courses (i.e. your dashboard shows 100% progress on these courses) before applying. This helps demonstrate your readiness for the certification program. Failure to comply may result in a denied application.
How will I know if you have received my application?
Once you have submitted your application, a copy of the completed financial aid form will be sent to your e-mail address. This serves as a confirmation that your application was well-received.
Can I apply for financial aid for 2 or more certification programs?
Yes, you can. Please submit separate applications for each certification program that you want to apply Financial Aid for. All the corresponding free prep courses of the programs you are applying financial aid for must all be completed.
If your application is approved, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a unique coupon code that you can use to enroll in the Self-Study bundle of your chosen certification program for a discounted price.
The financial aid is valid for 30 days from the issuing date. If you want to extend the validity of the financial aid, please send in your request via email to [email protected]
I have enrolled before I got the decision, can I apply the financial aid on my enrollment?
All enrollments made before the decision has been made are not subject to the approved financial aid amount. However, you are free to use the financial aid coupon on another Self-Study certification program.
Can I request to re-assess my application and grant me an additional discount?
The financial aid is based on assessed financial need, the volume of applications, and the amount of funding available. The amount granted is final and is strictly non-negotiable.
Can I use Financial Aid with discounts or other offers?
Financial Aids cannot be combined with discounts, other promotional offers, or payment/subscription plans.
All received applications are assessed and reviewed within 2 to 3 weeks. Applications may be denied due to various reasons, some of which are:
- Incomplete Submission. e.g. repetitive responses across questions in the form
- Inaccurate/False Information. e.g. information provided in the application is found to be falsified.
- Incomplete Prep Courses. i.e. not ALL of the free prep courses were completed, or course training is still ongoing (certificates are still not yet earned).
If your application is denied, you will receive an email outlining the details for denying your application.
Can I make an appeal to re-assess my application?
Yes, you can by making sure that you have addressed the reason for the denied application. You may email [email protected] to review your application and submit additional documentation for further consideration, as appropriate.
Can I submit another application after a denied decision?
Yes, you can. However, it will be treated as a new application that is subject to the same review and assessment, and the same timeframe for processing, i.e. 2 to 3 weeks.
How long does the reassessment take?
All reassessment requests take up to 7 days. You will be notified via email of the decision on the reassessment.