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Get to know the FAQs and Facts, Break the Myths about financial aid, learn more about Scholarships, and be ready for Important Dates.

In addition, be sure you're aware of the financial aid policies that affect you.



Take action: Apply for Financial Aid, Complete Your Forms and Accept Your Financial Aid; Apply for Scholarships or Find Student Employment


​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 pos​sible. 

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. 

Remote Student Services

As the university transitions to remote teaching and learning for the remainder of the spring semester, our Registrar, Financial Aid & Scholarships, and Lynx Center staff will also be working remotely. And, we want to assure you that we will continue to be available to answer your questions and provide assistance.

Beginning Monday, March 16, we resumed our regular business hours. So, feel free to contact us by email Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Your education and successful completion of the semester are our number one priorities. Please let us know how we can help.

CU Denver Spring 2020 Modified Grading Policy

In response to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, CU Denver announced a temporary grading option that allows students the opportunity to convert letter grades to Pass Plus/Pass/No Pass (P+/P/NP) for any undergraduate or graduate course taken in the Spring 2020 semester. Read the full policy and frequently asked questions here.

To understand how this may affect your aid, please review the following documents.

Scholarships Modified Grading Guide (Denver Campus)

Financial Aid Modified Grading Guide (Denver Campus)


Before applying for financial aid, be sure to understand your Cost of Attendance to know how much aid you could receive.


When you apply for financial aid, you will be considered for the following types of aid. Each year be sure to apply as early as possible, some funds may be depleted part way through the year.

Study Abroad and Financial Aid

Find out if you can receive financial aid to study abroad. Know before you go.