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Grants

Learn about need-based aid without repayment.


Grants are a type of financial aid award that you don’t need to repay. These are awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Listed below are grants awarded to eligible students by the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive the grant unless specified below.

Federal Grants
State Grants
  • Colorado Graduate Grant* - Awarded to eligible graduate/professional students who are Colorado residents with documented financial need as demonstrated through the FAFSA, awarded by CU Denver and funded by the State of Colorado. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours to receive this award.
  • Colorado Student Grant* - Awarded to eligible undergraduate students who are Colorado residents with documented financial need as demonstrated through the FAFSA, awarded by CU Denver and funded by the State of Colorado.
Institutional Grants
  • University Need Grant* - Awarded to eligible CU Denver undergraduate students with documented financial need as demonstrated through the FAFSA.

*The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Colorado Graduate Grant, Colorado Student Grant, and the University Need Grant are offered based on funding availability and are not guaranteed. Complete your financial aid application and any requested documentation as early as possible to be considered for the best funding available.