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For automatic consideration scholarships, you will be notified if you received a scholarship with your mailed admission decision.  Students who submit a complete admissions application (including test scores, transcripts, essays, and application fee) on or before November 15 will receive an admission decision no later than February 1. Students who apply by January 15 can expect a decision on or before April 1. Applications are processed in the order in which they are completed.

We put items in your to-do list to ensure that your scholarship is applied to your tuition and fee bill in a timely manner. Forms, resources and more information is available on our website.

Scholarships awarded by CU Boulder require students to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP for scholarships is the same as the SAP policy for students receiving federal financial aid.

Learn how and when scholarships pay toward your university bill on our Scholarships & the Bill webpage.

Once we have received your scholarship check and processed it, it will appear in your portal with your financial aid award. See instructions to view your aid in the portal.

The combination of all financial aid awarded including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study cannot exceed your total cost of attendance. If you receive a scholarship, it may impact your other financial aid awards. CU Boulder will use private scholarships to replace loans and/or work-study before adjusting any university grants or scholarships.

Most of the scholarships at CU Boulder are available only for the fall and spring semesters. There are limited exceptions for students receiving the Presidential Scholarship and the CU Boulder Chancellor's Achievement Scholarship, as well as the CU Boulder Esteemed Scholars, provided you will be enrolled in at least six credit hours.

Your scholarship may or may not be available for you to use after you have withdrawn from a semester. For CU Boulder scholarships, check our website for each scholarships’ withdrawal policy.