Graduate Scholarship Event

The College offers merit based aid in the forms of scholarships and teaching assistantships, in many areas including those listed below. All graduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based support (e.g., College of Music scholarships and graduate Teaching Assistantships). As outlined below, some areas have specific application requirements for their assistantships. Please contact the department chairperson for more details.

Graduate students can apply for Colorado residency after one year. For more information, visit the Registrar's website.

Due to the fact that all auditions will be held virtually for applicants to the 2021-22 academic year, we are temporarily suspending our requirement for in-person auditions for those who wish to qualify for an assistantship. Teaching Assistant and Graduate Part-Time Instructor assignments will be made based on your recorded audition (if applicable), virtual interview/audition, and/or the academic work presented in your application.

Note: For more information about financial aid at the University of Colorado Boulder, visit the CU Boulder Scholarships website or email

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