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 FAFSA. We're here to help you apply. View our step-by-step FAFSA help videos and FAQs.
  • Apply for Scholarships. At CU Boulder you are automatically considered for some scholarships, but more are available via the CU Boulder Scholarship Application between October 1 and February 15.

Check Your Email

As you move forward with the financial aid process, we will email you about the next steps. These emails include important actions or information requests required to complete your financial aid application. It's important that you address action items ASAP.