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Timeline

JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Submit Application for Admission
January 15

Admissions decisions will be released between February 1 and April 1. But, you don’t need to be admitted to begin filing for financial aid – begin applying for scholarships in December and filling out the FAFSA on January 1.

Begin FAFSA Application
January

Start your application for financial aid now! Make sure to list CU-Boulder as one of your schools, even if you haven’t already been accepted. Our Federal School Code is 001370.


MARCH

Scholarship Application Deadline 
March 1 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

FAFSA Priority Date
March 1

Submit your FAFSA on or before March 1, which is CU-Boulder’s priority date for financial aid consideration. CU-Boulder will continue to offer financial aid after March 1, if it is available. Our Federal School Code is 001370.

Complete your CU-Boulder scholarship application! Double check scholarships that you are interested in, because some have earlier deadlines. Visit your MyCUBoulder account to apply (under the ‘Finance’ tab). If you are applying for scholarships with financial need requirements, file your FAFSA no later than March 1.

Financial Aid Planning Letters Mailed
Late March

The Office of Financial Aid will begin to mail Financial Aid Planning Letters, which describe your financial aid award estimate. Check your mailbox or the ‘Finance’ tab of your MyCUBoulder account.


APRIL

Official Financial Aid Offers Mailed
April

The Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing official financial aid offers or find your offer under the ‘Finance’ tab of your MyCUBoulder account. You can also accept or decline financial aid offers in your MyCUBoulder account.


MAY

Confirmation Deadline
May 1

Admitted students who wish to enroll at CU-Boulder must confirm their intent to enroll and pay a $200 deposit through their MyCUBoulder account. If you want to be a Buff, don’t miss this date!