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Types of Need-based Financial Aid

Grants- Grants are gift-based aid that does not need to be paid back. The amount awarded is based on a student’s financial need, which is determined by the financial aid application process. 

  • Institutional Grants — Colorado College offers need-based grants in the form of CC grants and other various endowed funds.


  • Federal Pell Grants- awarded directly to students based on the FAFSA and may range from $555-$6,095 per year.


  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG)- provided by the federal government for students with exceptional financial need.


  • Colorado Student Grants (CSG) may be given to Colorado residents with exceptional financial need.


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