Summer is a great time to catch up on some credit hours and progress to the next level of your academic career. The CU Achieve Grant could help you pay six credit hours of resident tuition and fees for your summer courses.

Program Expanded for Summer 2022
For Summer 2022, the CU Achieve Summer Grant Program has expanded to help more students pay for summer courses.


This grant will cover approximately six credit hours of resident tuition and fees. Resident and nonresidents students are eligible; however, all grants will be limited to the amount of tuition and fees for six credit hours at the resident student rate.

If you're eligible for the Pell Grant, CU Achieve will cover what Pell does not, up to a maximum of six credit hours of resident tuition and fees.

How to Apply & Deadline

Eligibility Requirements

  • degree-seeking student working toward first degree
  • enrolled in a summer session at CU Boulder in at least 6 credit hours
    • Courses taken pass/fail (no credit) through Continuing Education and Professional Studies do not count toward the minimum credit hours
  • Colorado resident or nonresident
  • Financial need in current academic year as determined by FAFSA or ASSET financial aid application (undocumented students only) i.e. 2021-22 FAFSA for Summer 2022


If eligible and if funding is available, students will receive CU Achieve Summer Grant notification once they complete the summer financial aid application or once they enroll (after May 1).

Cancellation and Adjustments

  • If your summer enrollment drops below 6 credit hours, your grant may be reduced or canceled.
  • If you do not begin attendance in your courses, your grant may be reduced or canceled.
    • If you receive any type of financial aid, but never begin attending classes, the Office of Financial Aid must return all funds to the respective federal, state and institutional aid programs.