STATE OF COLORADO FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
For more detailed information on state financial aid programs contact:
Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE)
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 866-2723
The following are financial aid programs available to students who are residents of the state of Colorado.
Colorado student aid is appropriated by the state legislature and allocated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to eligible Colorado colleges and universities. Colorado student aid awards are made by institutions to students based upon state guidelines and according to institutional policies and procedures. Any aid received must be used for tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies or other expenses related to attendance at Colorado institutions.
Contact colleges for complete information and details about application procedures and deadlines. Institutions may vary in what they offer to students, and State aid is not transferable between institutions.
General Student Eligibility Requirements
A student must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for state assistance programs:
Colorado residency for tuition purposes (a small percentage of Graduate Fellowship awards may be made to non-residents of Colorado at some institutions.);
Enrollment in an eligible program at an eligible Colorado postsecondary institution;
Satisfactory progress toward completion of a course of study;
No defaulted educational loans or grants.
**The following is a list of state assistance programs, which may be available at participating institutions in Colorado:
Colorado Need-based Awards
Includes the Colorado Student Grant, Colorado Graduate Grant, Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (CLEAP) and Supplemental Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP). Available to qualified students with documented financial need.
Colorado Merit-based Awards
Includes the Colorado Undergraduate Merit and the Colorado Graduate Fellowship. Available to qualified students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
Part-time employment program designed to assist students with financial need or work experience.
Dependents Tuition Assistance Program
Pays tuition, room and board for dependents of Colorado law enforcement officers, fire or national guard personnel killed or disabled in the line of duty, and for dependents of prisoners of war or service personnel listed as missing in action. Applications are available at the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
Colorado National Guard Tuition Assistance Program
Pays up to 100% of tuition costs at state supported institutions, for its members. For more information, contact a National Guard recruiter or the state tuition assistance office at (303) 677-8913.
All programs may not be available at all participating institutions. Contact the institution for details.
State Financial Aid Information
Find state financial aid information for the specific state that you live in. Find contact information for your local federal aid office, and get details about specific federal aid programs in your area.
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota