International Financial Aid

Costs of attending a university in the U.S. are generally high. In most cases, CU-Boulder cannot provide financial support to international students, and immigration regulations severely restrict employment of international students. Please review the information below to learn about funding opportunities that are available to international students through CU-Boulder.

Undergraduate Student Funding Possibilities

International students are eligible for a few merit-based CU-Boulder scholarships, but must submit official ACT or SAT scores as part of the application to be considered.

There are many funding opportunities outside of the university. The Office of Admissions has prepared a list of financial and scholarship resources that are open to international students.

We do not accept the CollegeBoard International Student Financial Aid Application. U.S. permanent residents and citizens, including those who live internationally, are eligible for U.S. financial aid and other CU-Boulder scholarships. Learn more >

Athletic & Music Scholarships

These are occasionally available through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Music. They offer full or partial scholarships for very talented individuals. You can contact these offices directly:

Online Resources

eduPASS
Financing Your Education in the United States Guide
Funding for Undergraduate International Students
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search

Print Resources

IIE Books has several print resources for purchase. We recommend Funding For U.S. Study: A Guide for Citizens of Other Nations, which provides current information on grants and fellowships for study abroad.

IIE Books
Institute of International Education
P.O. Box 371
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0301
Phone: 1-800-445-0443
E-mail: iiebooks@pmds.com
www.iiebooks.org