CU Achieve Summer Grant Program

Summer is a great time to catch up on some credit hours and progress to the next level of your academic career.

The CU Achieve Grant is for freshmen and sophomores who will not have enough credit hours to become a sophomore/junior by the following fall. The grant provides $2,500 to enroll in 6 credits hours of summer courses.

Grant Amount:

  • $2,500 for 6 credit hours (or more)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • be a:
    • freshmen student who will not have enough credit hours after the spring semester to become a sophomore, OR be a
    • sophomore student who will not have enough credit hours after the spring semester to become a junior
  • will enroll in summer courses by May 1
  • demonstrate significant financial need

Changes to Your Award:

  • If your summer enrollment drops below 6 credit hours, your grant may be reduced or cancelled.
  • If you do not begin attendance in your courses, your grant may be reduced or cancelled.

To find out if you are eligible for this grant, complete the summer financial aid application in MyCUInfo (view instructions). Apply early! Funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

More financial aid may be available to you. Learn more about Summer Financial Aid.

Note: If the student receives financial aid, but never begins attending classes, the Office of Financial Aid must return all disbursed funds to the respective federal, state and institutional aid programs.