As a Title IV school, Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards can be used to pay for educational expenses at CU Boulder. (For more information on eligibility, how to use this award, etc., visit the AmeriCorps website.)

The Office of Financial Aid’s role is to:

  1. Verify the student is enrolled at CU Boulder
  2. Confirm he or she is eligible to receive funding. Eligibility is determined by the amount of financial assistance a student is receiving from other sources, as the total of all financial assistance cannot exceed the cost to attend.

AmeriCorps requests are processed for each term beginning on:

  • July 1 for the upcoming fall term
  • December 1 for the upcoming spring term
  • June 1 for summer term

You will receive an email with an approximate date of your AmeriCorps payment once your request is reviewed.

Funds are sent to CU Boulder’s Bursar’s Office in two separate payments (start & midpoint of each semester). This may impact your ability to pay the tuition and fee bill by the due date. If your bill is not paid in full by the due date listed, you will incur late fees. To understand the impact or discuss possible solutions, please contact the Bursar’s Office.

Have additional questions?
Please read our FAQs below and visit the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award website to get more details on how to Use Your Education Award. Unfortunately, the financial aid staff cannot help you with the AmeriCorps portal or requesting funding.

Yes, as long as you were enrolled in one credit hour and did not receive your full cost of attendance (i.e. the limit of financial assistance you can receive each semester).

Like other aid, the Office of Financial Aid will determine the prorated amount “earned” based on when you dropped. The rest will be returned to AmeriCorps.