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 is for freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will not have enough credit hours to become a sophomore/junior/senior by the following fall.

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 for a resident student.

If you are eligible for the Pell grant, the CU Achieve will cover what the Pell doesn't, up to six credit hours of resident tuition and fees.

  • be a:
    • freshmen student who will not have enough credit hours after the spring semester to become a sophomore, OR be a
    • sophomore student who will not have enough credit hours after the spring semester to become a junior, OR be a
    • junior student who will not have enough credit hours after the spring semester to become a senior
  • 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 non-resident
  • Demonstrated financial need (determined by FAFSA)

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).

  • 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.