Begin by applying for scholarships between November and the March 1 CU-Boulder scholarship deadline. You do not have to be an admitted student to apply for scholarships. Once you have submitted your admission application you are eligible to apply for CU-Boulder scholarships. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (including school code 001370) before our March 1 priority date. You do not need to be admitted to CU-Boulder to apply for financial aid.