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Important Forms

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Important Forms

Please email finaid@western.edu if you need to request any forms listed below.

General Processing Forms

  • Institutional Verification Form
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool Guide
  • High School Completion Form
  • Identity Statement of Educational Purpose Form (Signed at Institution)
  • Identity Statement of Educational Purpose Form (Signed with Notary)
  • Parent Non Tax Filer Statement
  • Student Non Tax Filer Statement

Terms and Conditions

Once your federal, state and/or institutional aid has been awarded or adjusted, you must agree to the terms and conditions. This includes any program-specific conditions linked to your awards.

Special Circumstances Forms

To request a review of financial aid eligibility based on family circumstances not reflected on the FAFSA you will need one of the forms below. Please reach out to the Financial Aid Office to have the form e-mailed to you at 970.943.3085 or finaid@western.edu. Reviews begin March 1 and end February 28 for each academic year. Students or parents/guardians requesting a review must complete the verification process first. Contact Financial Aid for details.

  • Parent Contribution Review Form
  • Student Contribution Review Form

Satisfactory Academic Progress Forms

Students who have had their financial aid denied or suspended because of unsatisfactory progress may appeal the decision to Financial Aid.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Petition Form

Residency Status for Tuition Classification Forms

Your initial residency classification at Western Colorado University is determined by the Office of Admissions based on information you provide in the Residency Section of the Western Admissions Application. This initial residency classification remains the same unless you meet the domicile requirements for Colorado residency.

  • Incoming Students: Tuition Classification Form
  • Current Students: Petition for In-State Tuition Classification Form
  • Veterans:
    • Choice Application
    • Promise Application

Summer Financial Aid Form

To apply for financial aid for the summer, complete the form below. Completing the form does not guarantee financial aid for summer, and only federal aid is available.

  • Application for Summer Financial Aid

Scholarship Forms

Western’s Scholarship Application portal allows you to search for, apply to and manage your scholarship opportunities. This platform houses over 300+ departmental and privately funded scholarship opportunities available to both new and returning students. Through the scholarship portal, students may identify scholarship opportunities based on academic program, campus involvement, academic standing, specific keywords and more. Students may click below to begin learning about what scholarship opportunities are available to them.

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