Reporting private scholarships

Congratulations on receiving a scholarship! Please report any scholarships not awarded by CU Boulder through Buff Portal as soon as possible. If you are receiving a multi-year award, only report the amount that you are receiving for the coming academic year. If you receive a scholarship payment directly, you are obliged to notify us. Reported scholarships will show on your financial aid status as anticipated private scholarships. The anticipated amounts will be adjusted once CU Boulder receives the scholarship payment.

Private scholarships for $2,500 or more will be split between the fall and spring term unless the donor has specified otherwise. Scholarships for less than $2,500 will be credited to the tuition and fee bill during the term the check is received.

  1. Log in to Buff Portal.
  2. Navigate to the Scholarships card.
  3. Select Report Private Scholarships at the bottom of the card, which will open a secure browser window.
  4. Your screen will show some opening statements about scholarship offers. After reading, click Continue in the bottom right of the screen.
  5. Select the year that the private scholarship represents. For example, select 2022 if you wish to report a scholarship for the 2021-22 school year.
  6. Click Report Additional Aid in the bottom right of the screen.
  7. Select Antic Private Schlp from the Award drop-down, and fill in the description and amount.
  8. Click Save in the bottom right of the screen. You will be able to view your reported private scholarship in the Scholarships and Financial Aid cards as estimated amounts until the scholarship check is received by our office.

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Dropping off Payments

Drop off your private scholarship check in an envelope at the drop box by the south door of the Regent Administrative Center next to the ATM. Be sure to include your Student ID number and name in the envelope, otherwise we won't be able to process your scholarship on your account.

Mailing payments

Mail scholarship checks to:

University of Colorado Boulder
Scholarship Services
77 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0077

Ask your donors to mail scholarship checks at least one month prior to the tuition due date so that you can avoid incurring late & finance charges. Our office must receive your scholarship check by 5 p.m. on the first day of classes to guarantee no late fees. You may provide your donor your student ID and the Scholarship Donor form to include with the scholarship check to expedite processing.

We encourage you to write thank you notes to your scholarship donor(s). Expressing appreciation to donors for their interest in and support of higher education is an important part of receiving a scholarship.

Scholarships and Adjustments to Financial Aid

If you receive a scholarship, it may impact your other financial aid awards. Learn More