Here is some useful information to help you apply for financial aid for the first time at the University of Colorado Boulder.

  • Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Law students do not need to provide parent information on the FAFSA.
  • To review your financial aid application status, log in to Buff Portal.
  • We will email financial aid offers to new students when they are available to accept or decline.
  • Grants, scholarships, and work-study are automatically accepted for you.
  • Loans must be accepted online in Buff Portal.
  • Federal Direct and Federal Graduate PLUS loans require a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling to be completed at studentaid.gov, but typically this only has to be signed the first time a loan is borrowed.
  • Review the Law School's website for additional information about financial aid and an example budget.
  • For more information email lawfinaid@colorado.edu.