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As part of its land grant mission, Colorado State University’s Tuition Assistance Grant is a means for undergraduate Colorado residents to access and achieve their higher educational goals.

Colorado State’s Tuition Assistance Grant utilizes federal, state, and institutional grant funds to cover 50 to 100 percent of a student’s share of base tuition for students who have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported on FAFSA of $64,000 or less and qualified Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

New freshmen and transfer students may be asked to complete an institutional aid application to determine institutional grant eligibility. Information provided on the CSU institutional aid application will be used to accurately award funds based on a comprehensive analysis of a family’s financial information.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the CSU Tuition Assistance Grant, students must:

  • Be a Colorado resident for tuition classification purposes
  • Be admitted to a regular instruction degree program pursuing their first bachelor’s degree
  • Have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by:
    • October 1 for students enrolling fall (fall/spring)
    • March 1 for students entering in the spring semester
  • Complete the CSU institutional aid application (one time application).
    • If your parents are divorced, separated, or never married, the parent not included on your FAFSA may be required to complete the Noncustodial Parent Aid Application.
  • Enroll at CSU full time (12 or more credits, including at least one Resident Instruction, on-campus course)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have attempted less than 130 credits