Where to Start
- Apply for Admissions. You don't have to be admitted to apply for aid; however, we will only look at your financial aid application if you have applied for admissions.
- Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). View our web page on completing the FAFSA for step-by-step videos and FAQs.
- Recommended FAFSA Deadline: February 15. You can still apply for aid after this date; however, some funds are first-come, first-served and after February 15, funds begin to run out.
- Apply for Scholarships. At CU Boulder you are automatically considered for some scholarships, but more are available via the CU Boulder Scholarship Application between November 1 and March 15.