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Financial Aid

Grants

Grants

Grants are need based aid that are awarded to students. This aid is considered “free money” and does not need to be paid back.

Federal

Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (Federal SEOG) are federal funds that may be awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelor’s degree and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The amount of the award is determined by the federal government and is based on financial eligibility and the number of hours for which the student is enrolled. Eligibility is determined annually, and students must apply by completing the FAFSA.

Colorado Residents Only

The Colorado General Assembly is the source of this state-funded grant. The Colorado Student Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelor’s degree and who are considered for tuition purposes a Colorado resident. Eligibility is determined annually, and students must apply by completing the FAFSA.

Institutional

Institutional grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelor’s degree and are only available for eight consecutive semesters or four years. Eligibility is determined annually, and students must apply by completing the FAFSA.

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