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The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) is responsible for financial aid counseling and program administration of over $350 million in federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid funds. The department also provides merged customer service for university student billing and oversight for tuition classification, student employment operations, and the College Opportunity Fund. OFA provides support throughout the student lifecycle – our work is central to meeting enrollment goals of the institution and is performed with a commitment to equity, access, and success.
Colorado State University is Committed to Student Cost Transparency
CSU is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer. Financial Aid offers will be available in RAMweb for students to view. Once a student’s offer has been generated, an e-mail will be sent to the student’s CSU email, stating the offer is available to be viewed.
The FAFSA Simplification Act represents a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid starting with the 2024–25 award year. This includes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, need analysis, and many policies and procedures for schools that participate in federal student aid programs.
Federal Student Loan Repayment
Whether you are returning to repayment for the first time since 2020 or making your first ever student loan payment, it’s important to be prepared. No matter your circumstances, please visit StudentAid.gov to confirm your servicer and repayment plan information!
Colorado State University has no administrative involvement in the federal student loan repayment process; borrowers must work directly with their servicers for any repayment-related questions.
Overall, 60% of CSU students receive some kind of grant and/or scholarship aid. Every year, more than 4,700 CSU students receive our landmark Colorado Tuition Assistance Grant. In all, the need-based program has disbursed $180 million to about 21,000 Colorado students, half of them first-generation. Below are some of the other ways in which CSU supports students.