To qualify for financial aid you must:

Be Admitted to a Degree-Seeking Program

  • Apply for admissions to Colorado State University at
  • If you have been awarded a degree from Colorado State University, you must be admitted to a new degree-seeking program to continue receiving aid. Admission to a new degree program may change the type of aid you are eligible to receive.

 Complete All Requirements

Enroll at Least Half-time Each Semester

  • Undergraduate Student: 6-8 credits is half-time enrollment
  • Graduate Student: 5-7 credits is half-time enrollment
  • Audit and test-out or placement credits do not count toward enrollment requirements
  • Enrollment in courses that do not apply to your program of study may not count toward your enrollment status for financial aid

Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • Federal financial aid eligibility requires that all students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • You are not eligible to receive aid if you have been academically dismissed from the University