Information for Parents
Move-in and New Student Orientation will begin on August 13th at 8:00 am and will end on August 18th.
Only students who are financially cleared will be allowed to move-in.
See the steps for the move-in process outlined below:
- All financially cleared students are to report directly to the residence hall (dorm) that was previously chosen or assigned.
- Once students have checked in (moved in personal items) at the residence hall, students will proceed to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to receive an official B-CU Photo ID card.
- Students opting to sit placement exams may also do so on the day of move-in. There is also another opportunity to sit the exam on August 14th. The placement exams will determine the student’s level of competency in Mathematics. This is not mandatory but it is recommended for students who may need more academic assistance is certain areas.
- There will be a Parent Session and send-off on the afternoon of August 13th, therefore all parents/guardians are asked to attend that session. Parents are encouraged to remain on campus until the end of the day to ensure that the student is settled.
All new and transfer students will receive class schedules during the week of New Student Orientation.
A complete New Student Orientation schedule will be emailed out to students prior to their arrival to campus.
AVOID THE LONG LINES
To avoid the long lines PLEASE complete the following BEFORE coming to campus on August 13th .
- Submit ALL admission documents (transcripts, health records, scores, etc.);
- COMPLETE FAFSA (required for ALL students except International Students);
- Complete verification process, if selected (this does not apply to International Students); and
- Pay 100% of Fall Semester tuition and Fees ($12,138.00). AUGUST 1st IS THE DEADLINE. Housing assignments will be dropped if fees aren’t paid by the deadline. If you are a recipient of a scholarship, please email OFFICIAL scholarship letter to the Office of Financial Aid (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students can make payments online https://www.cookman.edu/payment/index.html.
International Students, please see International Student Services as your requirements are different. Refer to you I-20 requirements.
APPLY FOR PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE STUDENT LOAN - Private loans help bridge the remaining amount of funds needed for your education. A separate application is required directly with the lender. Below are a few lenders you and your Parent may want to consider.
www.salliemae.com (SMART loan) 1-888-272-5543
www.discoverstudentloans.com (Discover) 1-877-728-3030
www.chaseselectloans.com (Chase) 1-800-487-4404
www.53.com (Fifth Third Bank) 1-800-222-7192
www.wellsfargo.com/student (Wells Fargo) 1-800-378-5526
www.stufund.com (Stufund) 1-877-788-4773
PLUS LOAN – After you have been awarded financial aid, have your Parent apply for a DIRECT PLUS loan to assist with your college expenses. Even if your Parent’s DIRECT PLUS loan is denied; you will still qualify for an Additional Unsubsidized Stafford loan for $4000 (if you are a freshman or a sophomore) and $5,000 (if you are a junior or a senior). Completed Federal Direct PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Parents Plus Loans at www.studentloans.gov