The forms and links on this page are organized for each phase of financial aid management:

  • Applicants
  • Current + Enrolled Students 
  • Former Students + Alumni



Start your FAFSA online. CIM's School Code is 003031

For Fall applicants, the priority due date is February 1, 2018. Applicable to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) only and is required for ALL U.S./permanent resident applicants seeking any need-based aid (federal/state grants, work study, loans). The FAFSA is required each year a student seeks any federal student aid consideration and eligibility may fluctuate year to year.

One to three business days after filing a FAFSA online, you should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Only the SAR indicates if you have a valid, completed FAFSA


The Transfer Clearance Form is required of any applicant who will NOT have completed their current program at another school before enrolling at CIM. Also required if you have previously deposited and signed an Intent to Enroll Form with another school, such as if you are wait-listed at CIM, and accepted another school's offer. This is required for ANY scholarship or aid award, whether the student seeks scholarship only or need-based consideration as well.

Federal Verification for Students & Parents

To avoid a delay in processing your aid and a hold placed on your account, verification must be completed by August 15, 2017 for the Fall Semester and December 15, 2017 for the Spring Semester to allow processing time for your financial aid. Students must complete and submit the 17-18 Federal Verification Form (Student) and parents with dependent students will also need to complete and submit the 17-18 Federal Verification Form (Parent). Please read CIM's 17-18 Verification Policy and Procedures to learn more. 


For financial aid information, download the CIM Financial Aid Information Guide


The SAP Policy form details academic standards that are required to be eligible for nearly all financial aid types. 

Outside Scholarship Information Form

Students who may receive outside/private support are required to notify CIM by completing the 17-18 Outside Scholarship Information Form. This is applicable for funds that will be sent to CIM directly from the funding source or if the funds are paid directly to the student.


The CIM Conservatory Catalog details CIM's rules, regulations and policies, including financial aid policies.

Special Circumstances Appeal Form

For appeals, the CIM FInancial Aid Committee will review and respond as soon as possible upon receipt of all required documents. For undergraduates, the Special Circumstance Appeal Form includes both Parent and Student Verification Forms which need to be completed.

Graduate students only need to complete and submit the Student Verification Form, the Parent Verification Form is not required to be completed. 


All applicants (graduate and undergraduate, domestic and international) seeking any CIM need-based aid consideration for the 19-20 academic year must submit the 19-20 CSS PROFILE. CIM's PROFILE code is 1124. The 19-20 CSS PROFILE is available online and is due February 1, 2019.

For more details about the PROFILE, please see the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE Student Guide. International students please submit all financial data in your home currency, as the PROFILE will convert all funds to U.S. dollars.