The Office of Financial Aid recognizes the importance of providing support to both students and staff beyond tuition costs. The information below connects students and staff to community resources and agencies with low to no cost services.

To determine eligibility please contact agency directly.

Food Security

Rams Against Hunger

Rams Against Hunger offers a menu of services that support students, faculty and staff experiencing food insecurity. Services include a food pantry, a meal-swipe program, pocket pantries, and in-person assistance with navigating federal aid eligibility.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, can help eligible low-income families and individuals stretch their food budget!  SNAP provides monthly supplemental income for food purchases for about 1 in 10 Coloradoans, including hard-working families, children, students, seniors, veterans and those who are disabled.

The Food Bank for Larimer County

The Food Bank for Larimer County works with local stores and farmers as well as national growers and food manufacturers to source purchased and donated food to distribute to people needing food assistance. They operate two fresh food pantries, one in Loveland and one in Fort Collins, and a series of mobile food pantries. Through each pantry they offer meat, bread, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and non-perishable food items at no charge.

Feeding America

Feeding America has programs to reach children, seniors and families no matter where they live or spend time. At senior centers or schools, in the city or countryside, Feeding America programs get food to people where they are and when they need it most.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

The goal of the special supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is to provide nutrition education, healthy foods, and breastfeeding support. They also provide health screenings and referrals to other community support.

WIC is for all kinds of families: married, single parents, working or not working. Individuals who are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5 can apply for WIC.

Affordable Housing

Off-Campus Life

The City of Fort Collins has made a commitment to offer many programs to educate community members about the options they have for affordable living. These programs are offered for all members of the community including students. Visit the Off-Campus Life website for a list of current programs being offered by the City of Fort Collins and to learn how to take advantage of these opportunities.

Student Case Management

Student case management has an exhaustive list of housing resources. Click the Housing Security link on their website for a drop-down list of resources for all individuals within the community and at CSU

The CARE Program

The CARE program connects and refers CSU employees to local housing resources.

Support and Safety

Support and Safety Assessment

Support and Safety Assessment oversees the Tell Someone program; the Incidents of Bias program; the Student Consultation Team and Employee Consultation Team; and the Security Clearance program.

Women and Gender Advocacy Center

Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Additionally, WGAC provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment and relationship violence.

Cross Roads Safehouse

Cross Roads Safehouse provides resources for victims of interpersonal violence including emergency safe housing, advocacy, legal assistance, rapid rehousing, and criss intervention.

The Pride Resource Center

The Pride Resource Center provides programs and services to support the retention and thriving of LGBTQ+ students at CSU.

Workplace and LGBTQIA+ Identified

Need information about lgbt workplace policies? Or does your workplace already have a non-discrimination policy in place, but does not yet offer domestic partner benefits? Looking for LGBT-affirmative businesses? Learn more at the Pride Resource Center website.

Student Resolution Center

The Student Resolution Center assists, educates and supports CSU students and the Campus community through two processes, Conflict Resolution Services and Student Conduct Services.

Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds is a confidential resource for all employees of Colorado State University who voluntarily seek help in resolving concerns and conflicts related to the workplace.

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