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“Tuition, fees, and books – together we have it covered.”
The University of Colorado Boulder guarantees that eligible Colorado residents from low-income families will receive a financial aid package which includes enough grants and work-study to pay for the student share of tuition, fees, and estimated book expenses.
To qualify for the CU Promise Program, a student must:
- be a Colorado resident,
- be a first-time freshman or a new transfer student,
- be admitted into an undergraduate degree program,
- be working on first bachelors degree,
- be enrolled full time (12 hours/semester) on the Boulder campus,
- have family income levels at or below the federal poverty guidelines,
- apply for and meet all, Federal, State and Institutional requirements for receipt of Title IV financial aid funding,
- demonstrate eligibility for Federal Pell Grant,
- meet all financial aid application verification requirements,
- complete the financial aid application process by July 1.
Eligible students who complete the entire application process and are awarded financial aid by July 1 will be guaranteed participation in the CU Promise Program. After that date, participation will be limited by fund availability. There is no separate application required.
Students must apply for financial aid each year to continue in the program. Learn more about Maintaining CU Promise Eligibility.
Read the CU Promise FAQ’s for additional information.