Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships open from February 1 through March 15

At the School of Education we are deeply committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all students. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, scholarships help students achieve their dreams of becoming educators and educational leaders. Education scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year will be available on Feb. 1. 

*Note: Though most CU Boulder scholarship applications close on Feb. 15, School of Education scholarship applications are available from Feb. 1 through March 15, 2017 and are only eligible for currently admitted education students.

How to Apply?

Application instructions and step-by-step information is accessible through CU Boulder's scholarship portal. School of Education scholarships are only eligible for currently admitted education students, with the exception of those applying to the new Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree. These students can apply to scholarships as soon as their School of Education application has been submitted. 

  • Current students can access the scholarship portal through their MyCUInfo accounts. Only students who have already applied and been accepted to a School of Education program will be eligible.
  • Elementary Ed Major applicants must first have completed their CU Boulder admissions and School of Education application before accessing the scholarship portal through their MyCUBoulder accounts.
  • Incoming doctoral students are eligible for generous fellowship and assistantship packages. For more information contact or 303-492-6555.

Important Dates for 2017-18 Scholarships

  • Scholarship applications open: Early February
  • Scholarship applications close: March 15
  • Notification of scholarship offers: Early-mid April
  • Scholarship acceptance deadline: April 24
  • Scholarships posted to student financial aid account: July
  • Scholarships are applied to student tuition bill: August

Financial Aid and Loan Forgiveness

All students are encouraged to apply for need-based financial aid.

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Financial Aid website offers information about how to apply for financial aid and additional resources. You can also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out if you are eligible.

Teachers may be eligible for loan forgiveness programs.


For more information about financial aid at the University of Colorado Boulder, visit the Office of Financial Aid website or email

For questions about scholarships contact 303-492-4533 or email 

Scholarship Collage from 2016