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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 qualified family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

Eligibility requirements:

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

  • Be a Colorado resident for tuition purposes
  • Be enrolled full time (12 or more credits, including at least one Resident Instruction, on-campus course) at the CSU Main Campus pursuing their first bachelor’s degree 
    • During the summer students do not need to be enrolled full time to be eligible. They must be enrolled in at least 1 regular instruction course.
  • Have submitted the FAFSA or CASFA by the priority date:
    • May 1, 2024 if enrolling for the fall 2024 term or
    • October 1,2024 if enrolling for the spring 2025 term
  • Demonstrate financial need on the FAFSA or CASFA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have attempted fewer than 130 credits (does not include transfer credits)
  • Provide additional information if requested

Note: Receiving the CSU Tuition Assistance Grant is dependent upon the availability of funding.

Interested in a Summer Grant?

The Summer CSU Tuition Assistance Grant functions differently than regular fall/spring awards. Students should contact us if they have questions about summer grant eligibility. Limited funding is available and awarding parameters are different for summer term.