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Applying for Aid

Overview of Financial Aid

Overview of the Financial Aid Process 

Ready to attend college, but need financial aid to help fund your education? Watch this video to learn the basics.

Introduction to the FAFSA 2014-15

Simple Guide to the FAFSA 2014-15

Follow along as we guide you through each step of the FAFSA online. Watch all 7 short videos!

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Step-by-step instructions on using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import tax information directly into the FAFSA.

Determining Dependency Status

FAFSA: Determining Your Dependency Status

Check out this video to help you determine whether you're an independent or dependent student.

What Happens After the FAFSA

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

Watch this video to learn what to expect after completing the FAFSA.

5 Myths About Financial Aid

Myths About Financial Aid

Don't let these myths about federal student aid keep you from applying for and getting money to help pay for college.

How to Complete Scholarship Application

Using the CU-Boulder Scholarship Application

This video covers how to navigate the CU-Boulder Scholarship Application in the student portal.

What is Work Study

What is Work-Study?

This video covers how to apply, the awarding timeline and helpful tips for finding a work-study job.


Managing Student Loans

NSLDS: Know What You Owe

NSLDS: Know What You Owe

Learn where to find your total federal student loan balance and loan servicer contact information.

Repayment: What to Expect

Repayment: What to Expect

Check out this video to learn about what to expect when your federal student loan enters repayment.

How to Manage Student Loans

How to Manage Your Student Loans

Learn how to change repayment plan, postpone or reduce your payments, or combine your federal student loans.

Responsible Borrowing

Responsible Borrowing

Thinking about taking out a federal student loan to help pay for college? Learn about your responsibilities as a borrower.