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Students Eligible Under Colorado ASSET Bill and/or DACA


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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus prides itself on its diverse community, and strives to foster an environment of inclusion. Upon being admitted to CU Anschutz, registration advance payments are waived for eligible undocumented students. Students interested in learning about residency requirements may visit our Residency Page.

ASSET and DACA

ASSET: Advancing Students for a Stronger Tomorrow (ASSET) allows eligible undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado’s public colleges and universities and receive the College Opportunity Fund Stipend. Students who attended a Colorado high school for at least 3 years & graduated from a Colorado high school may qualify for ASSET.

DACA: Students who hold a status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and can demonstrate Colorado domicile may be considered for an in-state tuition rate. For information on establishing a Colorado domicile, please visit our Residency Page.

Students who qualify for ASSET do not automatically qualify for DACA, and vice versa. A student may qualify for one but not the other, qualify for both, or qualify for neither.


Undergraduate Nursing Students

Apply for the College Opportunity Fund

Once admitted to CU Anschutz, ASSET students should apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF). The state benefit reduces the amount of undergraduate in-state tuition students pay. The COF application may be completed at https://cof.college-assist.org/. Applicants who do not have lawful immigration status are required to complete and submit the one time COF Affidavit, which affirms the student has applied for lawful presence or will do so as soon as the student is able to do so. The affidavit is located within the main COF application.

Applicants who do not have a social security number (SSN), or who elect not to provide their SSN, will apply for a unique COF ID. To associate funds to the correct student account, students need to provide their COF ID to the Registrar’s Office. Students are required to authorize the funds to be applied to their tuition through their UCDAccess portal. Instructions to authorize COF are available through the Office of the Registrar’s webpage.

Financial Aid

ASSET: Although students with ASSET status do not qualify for federal financial aid, these students may qualify to receive Colorado Student Grant and Colorado Work-study. To determine your eligibility for Colorado state aid, complete the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Alternate Aid Form. To complete the form, please use of the following:

CU Anschutz Alternate Aid Form for 2019-2020 (Fall 2019 through Spring 2020)

CU Anschutz Alternate Aid Form for 2020-2021 (Fall 2020 through Spring 2021)

We also encourage you to apply for scholarships to assist with your educational costs. To learn about scholarship opportunities, please review the Apply for Scholarship section below.

Apply for Scholarships

The CU Denver Scholarlynx Application is available October 1 of each year, with rolling deadlines beginning March 1. Many of our scholarships do not require U.S. citizenship. In addition to scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship, students with a status of ASSET will be considered for scholarships available only to Colorado residents.

Step 1

Many scholarships are need-based. If you do not qualify for federal student aid because of citizenship status, please complete the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Alternate Aid Form instead of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to allow us to determine your need. To complete the form, please use of the following:

CU Anschutz Alternate Aid Form for 2019-2020​ (Fall 2019 through Spring 2020)

CU Anschutz Alternate Aid Form for 2020-2021 (Fall 2020 through Spring 2021)​

If you have questions when completing the Student Status or Parent Questions on the Alternate Aid Form, please visit our Student Status Questions and Who is My Parent webpages, or contact us.

Step 2

Log into the ScholarLynx Application using your university login credentials. Once you have completed the General Application, scholarships for which you are eligible to apply will display.


College of Nursing Scholarships

Several options for nursing-specific scholarships are also available through the College of Nursing. Explore those options by visiting the College of Nursing webpage.


Graduate and Professional Students

ASSET: Although students with ASSET status do not qualify for federal financial aid, graduate or professional students with this status may qualify to receive Colorado Graduate Grant. To determine your eligibility for the Colorado Graduate Grant, complete the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Alternate Aid Form. To complete the form, visit www.ucdenver.edu/aaform. We also encourage you to apply for scholarships with your School/College to assist with your educational costs.

DACA: Although students with DACA status who do not also have ASSET status cannot qualify to receive Colorado state or federal aid, we encourage you to apply for scholarships with your School/College to assist with your educational costs.

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