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Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students

All of the following eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify for an interview with CSP.

Admission to JMU

All applicants must be admitted to JMU as a new incoming freshman or transfer student for the Fall semester of the application year to qualify for an interview, along with the other eligibility requirements. 

  • CSP does not require students to be admitted to JMU at the time the CSP application is submitted. This eligibility requirement will be determined when JMU admission decisions are posted.
  • Note: Freshman and Transfer students admitted in the Spring semester are ineligible to apply as a new incoming student!
Financially Eligible

Financial eligibility is determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). All applicants must complete the FAFSA by the March 1st priority filing deadline during the CSP application window, and must qualify for a Federal Pell Grant.

  • Thereafter, students must qualify annually for the Federal Pell Grant as determined by the FAFSA to remain in the program.
  • Refer to the Office of Financial Aid Terms and Conditions, Sections 1 & 17, for more information.
Virginia Resident

All students must be considered In-State Virginia Residents according to the Office of Admissions. No exceptions!

  • Must be eligible to complete the FAFSA based on Virginia state residency.
  • Please refer to your Admissions' application status for clarification.
  • International students are not eligible to apply.
Submit CSP Online Application

All applicants must successfully submit the CSP online application by the stipulated deadline of March 1. 

  • Students may apply beginning January 1 after submission of the JMU Admissions' application.
  • Refer to the CSP undergradute application process for more information on how to apply through the Madison Scholarship Hub located in MyMadison.

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