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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 at least one-half of a student’s share of base tuition for students who have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported on FAFSA of $57,000 or less and qualified Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students who are eligible for federal Pell Grant may be eligible to receive grant funds to cover 100% of a student’s share of base tuition and standard fees.

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:
    • August 1 for students enrolling fall (fall/spring)
    • January 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.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more resident instruction credits).
    • NOTE: Credits offered through the CSU Online are not considered resident instruction credits
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have attempted less than 130 credits