Federal Student Aid
Federal financial aid for domestic graduate students are typically in the form of loans. In most instances, you will be eligible for enough aid to cover 100 percent of your college costs, including tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, rent, utilities, medical, transportation, and normal personal expenses. Please note that car expenses (car payment, insurance, repairs), credit card payments, and rent/utilities over the budgeted amount are not included. It is very important to keep your expenses within the budget.
The CU Office of Financial Aid has full information on federal programs, eligibility, and what you need to do apply.
Below are a number of fellowship programs for aerospace students. Although you may be able to find other opportunities, the list below is a good start for funding. Most of these are nationally competitive programs awarded by outside groups or government agencies. Make sure to read through all of the eligibility and deadline paperwork, as some fellowships are restricted to PhD students or require you to be a US citizen. If you are considering applying for a fellowship, do it as early as possible. Their deadlines are generally in the fall, prior to the CU Boulder application deadline.
- Hertz Foundation Fellowship
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) Fellowship
- NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF)
- Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
- Smead Scholars Program
- Smead Aerospace GAANN Fellowships