Financial Aid: General Info

Please click on the topics below to read more about those areas.

If you have trouble finding the information you are looking for, check the CIM College Catalog, where much of the info listed here is explained in detail. You may also try referring to our FAQs page or our Links & Forms section.

Financial Aid FAQ for Fall 2014 (PDF)

Enrollment and Aid Eligibility.

Meeting All of Your Financial Need.

International Students.

FAFSA EFC (Expected Family Contribution).

FAFSA Verification.

Federal Tax Filing Information and Resources

How to obtain a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS.

How to use the FAFSA IRS Date Retrieval Tool.

Dependent vs. Independent Student Status.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.

Financial Aid Appeal Process

CIM Refund, Withdrawal & LOA Policies (Return of Federal Title IV Aid policy).

Part Time vs Full Time Enrollment: CIM Financial Aid and Billing Implications.

State Homeschool Certificate or GED.

Financial Aid Office

Fax: 216.707.4519

Kristine Gripp

Director of Financial Aid

p. 216.795.3192

e. kxg26@cim.edu

Lindsey Sobeck

Financial Aid Assistant (Mon, Wed, Fri)

p. 216.795.3166

e. lindsey.sobeck@cim.edu

Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon & 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

NetPartner is the online Financial Aid system used at CIM. This site will be your main reference point once you are have formally applied to CIM and/or are a currently enrolled student: http://netpartner.cim.edu.

The CIM School Code for the FAFSA is 003031.

The CIM School Code for the CSS PROFILE is 1124.

Important Forms

FAFSA - required each year to apply for or to renew aid for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens. For 2015-16 applicants, the due date is February 15, 2015. The returning student due date for the 2015-16 FAFSA is March 1, 2015.

Transfer Clearance Form - required of any applicant who will NOT have completed their current degree at their prior school before enrolling at CIM. Also required if you have previously deposited and signed an Intent to Enroll Form with another school (this may happen if you are wait-listed at CIM, and accepted another school's offer in the meantime).

See all forms on the Financial Aid Forms & Links page.

Useful Links

NetPartner is Temporarily Unavailable

There are no processes for applicants or current students that require NetPartner access at this time. If you have any questions, please contact the CIM Financial Aid Office at 216-795-3192 or financialaid@cim.edu. Thank you for your patience.

NetPartner: CIM's online financial aid system. Students must be an active applicant for admission to CIM or be a current CIM student to have a NetPartner account.

CIM Catalog: for more details pertaining to CIM's rules, regulations and policies for subjects related to Financial Aid and other areas. You can see our policies on Academic and Artistic Progress requirements and probation, Withdrawals, Leave of Absence, etc.

NSLDS: the National Student Loan Data System site allows you to view your complete federal loan and Pell grant history

Ohio Grant Aid: site for students and parents about Ohio student aid.

5-Year Calendar: CIM / Case five-year calendar from the Case Western Reserve University Registrar's Office.

See many more financial aid resources on the Financial Aid Forms & Links page.