The Colorado State Legislature provides direct funding to undergraduate, in-state students through the College Opportunity Fund (COF). Students must apply for and authorize use of the COF, which will then be applied to the student's tuition & fee bill. The remaining portion of tuition is referred to as the "student's share" of tuition.
CU Promise Grant promises to offer enough grants to pay for the student share of tuition and mandatory fees. See the Bursar's webpage for a list of mandatory fees. Some fees, like the New Student Fee and program specific fees are not covered. However, you can use your work-study earnings to cover remaining education costs.
Students who are eligible for the CU Promise during their first year of enrollment at CU Boulder, but become ineligible in a subsequent academic year, may appeal to the Office of Financial Aid only if they have extenuating circumstances.
If a student is not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, they are not eligible for the CU Promise.
Please note: Even if a student is eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, they are not guaranteed to be eligible for the CU Promise.
Students who are enrolled in an eligible education abroad (study abroad) program will receive only the amount of funding they would be eligible for if they were enrolled on the Boulder campus. However, a student may choose to accept a loan to cover additional study abroad expenses.
Yes; awards for students who transfer between one CU Boulder school or college and another will be adjusted.
This program is specifically for students who attend CU Boulder. However, students should contact the campus they are interested in attending to find out what financial aid is available.
The work-study component is an essential part of this guarantee. A student may choose to accept a loan (if eligible) to replace the work component or cover other expenses in the cost of attendance (e.g. room and board, transportation, medical, personal). However, additional grant aid will not be awarded to replace work-study funds.
The program requires continuous enrollment to meet the goal of helping students graduate within 4-5 years. However, if there are extenuating circumstances (such as death of a relative, serious injury or illness, etc.) the student may appeal to the Office of Financial Aid.