Grants

Grants are financial aid awards that, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Grants may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, and other miscellaneous educational expenses. Students who complete the FAFSA are automatically considered for grants. Grants are awarded based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office will evaluate eligibility and notify students of their awards with an Award Letter.

Grants for Undergraduate Students

Award Name Eligibility Requirements Award Amount Per Year
Pell Grant
  • 2014-2015 EFC range: 0–5157
  • Must be working on first bachelor's degree
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Up to $5730
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)* Up to $3600
Colorado Student Grant*
  • EFC range 0–4600
  • Enrolled at least half-time
  • Colorado Resident
Up to $5405
UCCS Tuition Grant*
  • EFC range 0–4600
  • Enrolled at least half-time
  • Colorado Resident
Up to $5405

Grants for Graduate Students

Award Name Eligibility Requirements Award Amount Per Year
UCCS Tuition Grant*
  • EFC range 0–4600
  • Enrolled full-time
Up to $4000
Colorado Graduate Grant*
  • Enrolled in a STEM major
  • EFC range 0–4600
  • Enrolled in a minimum of four credit hours
  • Colorado Resident
Up to $4000

*To be considered for these funds, you must apply by March 1st. Funding levels are dependent upon federal, state, and institutional funding allocations.