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2017-18 Financial Aid Application Process

Complete* Application Deadline Award Letter Available
November 1st January 13th Optional
January 1st March 1st Optional
April 1st May 15th Mandatory

Application Requirements

Possible Additional Requirements
  • Federal Verification Process
  • Non-Custodial Parent Profile

*All Requirements including additional requirements must be complete prior to deadline in order to receive award letter on time. 

What about the tax return? 

The Department of Education is now requiring the FAFSA to use earlier income and tax information (more information), this means we will use the 2015 tax return again. BUT we do not need your 2015 tax return (again)! Yay!

However, this will only happen this year. We will need your 2016 tax return next year (2018-19)! 

We urge students and parents to read the financial aid handbook carefully. It describes the college’s costs, explains the financial aid analysis and award, and describes financial aid programs and policies. The college makes every effort to determine who is eligible for aid by using a standardized process. While the family has the primary responsibility to fund a student’s undergraduate education, the college is committed to helping qualified students who, without assistance, would be unable to attend. It is necessary for students to re-apply each year for financial aid. The college reserves the right to make changes to financial aid policies without notice.

Students can expect their aid award to remain the same during each of their four undergraduate years. This will assist families as they plan for college financing during the four undergraduate years at Colorado College. If the family's financial situation changes significantly at some point, the family may submit additional information to the financial aid office as an appeal. Students who received a one-year financial aid award must re-apply for financial aid each year to determine eligibility for Colorado College grants and other aid.

Students may continue to receive financial aid at CC provided the following requirements are met:

  • Student demonstrates satisfactory academic progress as evidenced by the student’s ability to continue enrollment at Colorado College and comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy as stated in the Financial Aid Policies Handbook and the Colorado College Catalog of Courses.
  • Student is enrolled as a full-time student (at least 3 blocks each semester).
  • Application for renewal of financial aid is submitted by the renewal filing date prior to the academic year for which aid is requested.
  • Eligibility for Colorado College financial aid extends for a total of eight semesters or through a semester in which 32 units are completed, whichever comes first.

The following situations may cause a revision in the original award and should be reported to the financial aid office promptly:

  • Change in enrollment status.
  • Change in marital status.
  • Change in other financial assistance.
  • Change in residence.
  • Other changes in family financial information. 

Contact the Financial Aid Office
800-260-6458 or 719-389-6651
Fax: 719-389-6173

Spencer Center, 1st Floor
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday,
8:30am-11:00am & 12:00pm-5:00pm