Effective Fall 2013, students who meet the qualifications for in-state tuition under the Colorado ASSET bill need to follow these steps to apply for university financial aid.
You will need to provide CU Boulder with documentation that you attended a Colorado high school three years before you graduated or earned a GED as well as submit a signed affidavit to College Assist saying you are currently seeking legal status or will seek it as soon as you are eligible.
Follow the instructions listed on the Registrar's website on how to apply for COF, which is a state benefit that reduces the amount of in-state tuition you pay. You will also be able to submit the affidavit mentioned above.
The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will not qualify for federal or state grants or loans; however, the application will help us determine if you qualify for CU Boulder-funded work-study and a CU grant up to $4,000 per year (as long as funds are available).
Tips on completing the FAFSA:
Note: Deferred Action Status does not make you eligible for federal or state financial aid, so you'll want to follow the tips above.
If you have already been awarded a scholarship from the university, it will not be affected by your status as an in-state student under the ASSET bill (unless the scholarship is for out-of-state students). Students receiving private scholarships from outside the university should follow these instructions to have the checks sent to our office for processing.
The CU Boulder Scholarship Application is available until February 15 and some scholarships do not require U.S. Citizenship. For a list of scholarships available through this application, view the CU Boulder Scholarship Search Tool.
Here are a few of good resources: