Graduate Grants & Assistantships

State and CU Boulder Grants

Grants provided by the state of Colorado and CU Boulder are available to graduates. These grants are typically given to low-income students and are awarded as part of a graduate student's financial aid package.

The Colorado Graduate Grant is a state grant available to eligible Colorado residents attending graduate school.

Awarding Criteria

  • Colorado Resident
  • Enrolled at least half time (4-8 credit hours for graduate students)
  • Graduate student
  • EFC of 10,000 or lower

Award Amount: Depends upon EFC and major

The Grad Student Fee Grant is awarded to eligible graduate students and is funded by 20% of CU Boulder’s Student Capital Construction Fee.

Awarding Criteria

  • Colorado Resident
  • Enrolled at least half time (4-8 credit hours for graduate students)
  • Graduate student
  • EFC of 10,000 or lower

Award Amount: Depends upon EFC

Academic Departments and the Graduate School

The Graduate School and academic departments offer a variety of merit-based programs including grants, fellowships, research and teaching assistantships, and awards from outside agencies. If you wish to be considered for these awards, contact your department. If you receive federal financial aid and a tuition waiver as part of a graduate assistantship or research assistantship, your tuition waiver will be considered an award or scholarship and will be applied to your financial aid package.

Leeds School of Business

The Leeds School of Business offers scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships. Select the academic program you are interested in to learn more about the type of aid that is available.

School of Law

The School of Law offers a variety of scholarships. Incoming law students are automatically considered for awards based on merit and need. Information for these awards is obtained from the law school application and the FAFSA.

International Graduate Students

Only U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens may be awarded federal financial aid. However, the Graduate School, the College of Business and Administration, and the School of Law may award international students. Visit the Office of International Education to learn about additional resources for graduate students.