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Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver

FAFSA School Code 004508

News & Updates

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available now! This FAFSA will be used to award financial aid for the 2020 Fall, 2021 Spring, and 2021 Summer semesters. Submit it NOW at Use the IRS Data Retrieval tool in the FAFSA to retrieve 2018 tax information.

If you need financial aid for the 2020 Spring, and 2020 Summer semesters, submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA at

Here's a list of simple steps to transfer tax information into your FAFSA form.

CARES Act Student Emergency Fund Application​

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided funds to the University to directly support students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.  These funds are designed to prioritize students with the greatest need and ensure that funds are distributed as widely as possible. We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruptions and presents unparalleled challenges for many students and their families, and we are committed to delivering these funds as quickly as possible.  

Eligibility Requirements 

  • You must be an enrolled, degree-seeking (graduate or undergraduate) student at CU Denver | Anschutz. 
  • You are not eligible if you were enrolled in an online only program for spring 2020. 
  • You must be eligible for Title IV aid.  This means that you must have completed a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet all of the eligibility requirements.  It is not too late to submit a FAFSA.   

How to Apply 

If you have had unexpected costs related to the disruption in campus operations due to the coronavirus, please complete the CARES Act Student Emergency Fund application​ ( soon as possible as funding is limited. 

Delivery of Funds 

If you are approved for emergency funds, they will be posted to your student account and then delivered to you by either direct deposit or a mailed checked.  These funds will not be applied to any outstanding balance you may have on your account.  They will be released directly to you. 

        Direct Deposit 

  • If you have not signed up for direct deposit, you are strongly encouraged to do so by following the directions provided here 
  • If you have already setup direct deposit, confirm that the information is current and accurate.   

        Mailed Check 

  • If you prefer to have a check sent to you by mail, confirm that your address is up to date by following the directions provided here. 

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