The University of Colorado Boulder provides some grant and work-study assistance for Colorado resident students who are eligible under the Colorado Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) Bill or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Nonresident students are ineligible for need-based assistance or the Colorado ASSET Bill benefit, but are encouraged to apply for scholarships.
Students who qualify for ASSET do not automatically qualify for DACA, and vice versa. A student may qualify for one but not the other, qualify for both, or qualify for neither.
ASSET students are eligible to be considered for the CU Achieve Summer Grant Program.
All ASSET and/or DACA students do not qualify for federal or state funding (including grants or loans).
ASSET students interested in receiving financial aid should fill out the 2018-19 ASSET Financial Aid Application (también disponible en Espanol). ASSET students should complete this form instead of the 2018-19 FAFSA. If you have already completed the FAFSA, you do NOT need to complete this form. For assistance, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303-492-5091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any CU Boulder Scholarships you have or will receive based on your admissions application (i.e. automatic consideration scholarships) will not be impacted by your ASSET/DACA status.
The CU Boulder Scholarship Application is available until February 15 and most scholarships do not require U.S. Citizenship. ASSET students are considered for scholarships that require Colorado residency. For a list of scholarships available through this application, view the CU Boulder Scholarship Search Tool.
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Students receiving private scholarships from outside the university should follow these instructions to have the checks sent to our office for processing.
Once admitted to CU Boulder, ASSET students should follow the instructions listed on the Registrar's website on how to apply for COF, which is a state benefit that reduces the amount of undergraduate in-state tuition you pay.
The CU Boulder Student Relief Fund Emergency Grant is designed to assist enrolled students with a financial emergency in the current term that is impacting their ability to stay on track towards graduation. Students must be either in danger of withdrawing due to an unexpected, temporary financial hardship resulting from an emergency or crisis situation; or struggling with debilitating financial circumstances which may impede their academic progress and ability to complete classes. The emergency grant is only available to students who face a legal barrier to accessing federal or state financial aid. The costs must have been incurred while enrolled at CU Boulder; costs for a future academic year will not be considered.
Emergency funding is provided in the form of one-time per year awards. It is not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses. These awards are grants and do not need to be repaid.