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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 FAFSA and 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 enrolled through the CSU Main Campus (excludes students admitted to online programs) pursuing their first bachelor’s degree
  • Have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by:
    • September 6th for students enrolling fall 2023 (fall/spring)
    • January 31st for students entering in the spring 2024 semester
  • Demonstrate financial need via the CSS Profile (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).
    • 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.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have attempted less than 130 credits at CSU (does not include transfer credits).

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.