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FINANCIAL AID POLICIES HANDBOOK 2014-2015

Colorado College Grants and Scholarships

If a student’s financial aid eligibility and admission credentials qualify the student for a CC affordability plan, and if the student has financial eligibility remaining after we award self-help aid, Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), and state grants, the college will attempt to meet any remaining eligibility with Colorado College grants, scholarships, and endowed funds that we administer. The college makes a significant commitment with these funds to implement the goals of our financial aid program. Students must be enrolled full time (three blocks per semester) to qualify for CC grants, scholarships, and endowed funds.

Colorado College maintains its financial aid program for students based on the generous support we receive from  donors to named  endowed and gift  scholarship  funds, many of which were established by alumni, family, and friends of the college. We often award Colorado College Grants in a student's initial financial aid award, but then replace these generic grant funds at a later date with funds from a specific  named  endowed or gift scholarship  fund. The college will notify students during the academic year that part or all of the CC financial aid award was made possible through funds from a specific  named  endowed or gift  scholarship fund.  Some of these  endowed and gift scholarship funds have restrictions, but students typically do not apply for specific CC grants and scholarships. Students who apply for financial aid are automatically considered for all available CC grants and scholarships. If a student receives a CC named endowed or gift scholarship fund as part of the their financial aid award, the development office will notify the student about writing a letter of appreciation to the donors of the scholarship and attending any scholarship donor events. These are  an expectation  of the grant or scholarship and are important in showing appreciation for making our financial aid program possible. 

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Contact the Financial Aid Office

  • James M. Swanson, Director of Financial Aid
  • Elaine Redwine, Associate Director of Financial Aid
  • Gaye L. Scheafer, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
  • Kathy Gonzalez, Financial Aid Counselor
  • Lucie Holloway, Communication & Student Employment Coordinator
  • Libby Fletcher, Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Colleen Smith, Financial Aid Specialist

financialaid@coloradocollege.edu
800-260-6458 or 719-389-6651
Fax: 719-389-6173
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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