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Please allow up to 3 days of response time.  We will do our best to address your request as we are able; our timelines depend on the mix of priorities and responsibilities in our work at any given time. We appreciate your patience as we balance the diverse needs of different stakeholders. For more complex issues, we do ask that students and parents use our appointment calendar to schedule a meeting with one of our Financial Aid Counselors. For document drop off, please feel free to stop by our office or use our encrypted drop off service Secure Exchange.

2024-25 Financial Aid Application Timeline


*Complete Application Deadline

Award Letter Available

February 15th Early to Mid March Optional
May 1st Early to Mid May Mandatory

*All requirements and requested documents (as displayed on your financial aid portal) must be completed prior to the deadline in order to receive an award letter in the timeframe expected.

Annual Application Requirements

Colorado College Code: 4072 

Complete your CSS PROFILE application here. This application will be available online after October 1st. A fee is associated with the profile and can be paid with a valid credit card or debit card. Automatic fee waivers are available based on information you provide.

Colorado College uses the CSS Profile to awarded institutional, need-based financial aid.

If your legal parents are no longer living in the same household, your non-custodial parent will be required to complete this application. Click here for additional information about completing this requirement.

Colorado College uses the NCP (or Household B) Profile to awarded institutional, need-based financial aid.

Colorado College Code: 001347

Complete the FAFSA online at This application will be available online in late December to early January. You will receive a FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) upon completion.

Colorado College will not be able to receive the FAFSA until Mid-March at the earliest. 

Colorado College uses the FAFSA application to award federal and state, need-based financial aid.

Upload the Following through SecureExchange:

For U.S Income Earners

  • 2022 Parent Tax Return (include all schedules)
  • 2022 Parent W2 (if applicable)
  • 2022 Student Tax Return (if applicable)
  • 2022 Student W2 (if applicable)
For Foreign Income Earners

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Important Information

We urge students and parents to review the CC Financial Aid Policies Handbook and our brand new Guide to Student Funding at CC webpage for information related to eligibility requirements, common reasons eligibility changes, the college's student loan and work expectations, aid as taxable income, options to meet other student needs, and various financial aid opportunities awarded outside of the CC Financial Aid Office.

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Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid & Student Employment
(800) 260-6458
(719) 389-6651
Fax: (719) 389-6173
14 E. Cache La Poudre St
Spencer Center, 1st Floor
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Hours of operation: Mon - Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm