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Learn About Financial Aid

It's a process

Although we’ve worked hard to streamline the financial aid process at CU Denver, it’s important to learn more about it to set yourself up for success. What information is relevant may be dependent upon what phase of the process you’re in – applying, completing your forms or accepting your award.

The application

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
It all starts with the FAFSA – the standardized application for financial aid, developed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Financial Aid vs. Scholarships

Failing to know the difference between the types of financial aid, and how aid differs from scholarships could cost you big.

FAQs and Facts

You probably have a lot of questions about financial aid. Fear not - you're probably not the only one. Among other things, we've been asked about our policies and a lot about types of financial aid.

And we have a Financial Aid FAQ ​​​

Financial Aid & Scholarships Office

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals. We are responsible for administering federal, state and institutional aid, such as grants, student loans, work-study, as well as scholarships.

Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office


CU Denver

1201 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado

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CU Anschutz
Medical Campus

13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado

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CU South Denver

10035 S. Peoria Street
Lone Tree, Colorado

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