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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Types of Aid

Colorado State Aid

To be considered for the following awards, you must be a resident of the state of Colorado and submit the FAFSA. Before funds can pay to your student account, you also need to submit the Colorado Residency Form to the Registrar.

Funding for these awards is limited and is not guaranteed to students meeting all the criteria, and are not automatically renewed from year to year.

Colorado Student Grant

  • You must have financial need, which is determined by the FAFSA.
  • Award amounts vary up to $1,500 annually.
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) in a degree- or certificate-seeking program.
  • You must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than 150% of the Pell Grant EFC.
  • This award may replace a portion of the DU Educational Grant.

College Opportunity Fund (COF)

  • You must have financial need, which is determined by the FAFSA.
  • Award amount is $21.34 per credit hour for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant by having an EFC of less than $5,157.
  • You must be a graduate of a Colorado high school or have successfully completed a non-public, home-based educational program in Colorado (students who received a GED are eligible).
  • Must complete the COF application online at www.CollegeInColorado.org.
  • Eligible students need to authorize the COF stipend every quarter--unless lifetime authorization is selected. This can be done on the Student tab of webCentral. In the left "myWeb" section, select Banner Self-Service -> Student and Financial Aid -> Registration -> COF Stipend Authorization.

Additional Information about Colorado State Aid

Eligibility: In order to remain eligible for all Colorado state funding, students need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students who do not maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, a completion rate of at least 80%, or do not complete degree requirements within 125% of the time frame required to complete a degree may no longer be eligible for funding.

Appeal procedures: Students who were not awarded the aid listed above, and believe they are eligible, may appeal for a re-evaluation of their financial aid award package. Please see information about Special Circumstances to verify whether your financial situation constitutes a reason to appeal.

Penalties for fraud: If you receive federal aid based on incorrect information, you will have to pay it back; you may also have to pay fines and fees. If you purposely give false or misleading information on your application, you may be fined $20,000, sent to prison, or both.