CU Boulder provides grants to eligible undergraduate students as part of their financial aid offer. Grants are free money and do not have to be repaid.

How to Apply

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered. Grant funding is limited and is not guaranteed; it is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grant Eligibility

Grants are offered to students who have significant financial need as determined by information on the FAFSA, as well as information submitted to and verified by CU Boulder's Office of Financial Aid. Grant availablility is based on funding at the time the grant is offered. A student may be offered one grant, or a combination of different types of grants. However, it's not possible for a student to receive all the grants we offer, even with exceptional need.

  What's considered significant financial need?
In previous years, Colorado residents with a 12,000 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or less were more likely to be considered for grants than a family with a higher EFC. The EFC is an index number calculated by the FAFSA which helps schools determine financial aid eligibility.

Types of Grants

We offer the following types of grants: