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DEC 20 

Last Day to Work Fall Work-Study

DEC 24-25 

Campus Closed

How to Apply

Students seeking financial aid are required to apply every year. Start the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Although applying for financial aid is basically the same for all students, there are additional requirements and/or rules for different populations. View a tutorial on completing the FAFSA.

Incoming Freshmen

The Office of Financial Aid makes every effort to help you make an informed decision about attending the University of Colorado Boulder by providing financial aid award estimates prior to the admissions confirmation deadline.
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Transfer Students

To ensure a smooth transition, the Office of Financial Aid works closely with transfer students to assess their financial aid eligibility at CU-Boulder.
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Continuing Students

Applying for financial aid is a little bit easier if you are a continuing student. You still have to complete the FAFSA, but there are fewer steps to complete the entire process.
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Students Eligible under Colorado ASSET Bill

Beginning Fall 2013, students who are unable to prove they are legally present in the United States, may qualify for in-state tuition and may apply for some types of financial aid if all the eligibility criteria are met.
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Veteran Students

Students who are eligible to receive veterans educational benefits will work with our office to have their benefits certified.
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Non-Degree Students

If you are not formally admitted into an undergraduate program, but would like to enroll in preparatory courses necessary for admission, you may enroll through Continuing Education.  Federal loans may be available to you on a limited basis.
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International Students

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid. You may apply for federal aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you become an eligible non-citizen. The Office of International Education may have other resources available.
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