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    Prospective Student Information


    Sample Financial Aid Award Letter mentioned in video above.


    Applying for financial aid is an additional process when applying for admission.

    At Colorado College, we believe that one of the best investments is education, and its pursuit should not be compromised by financial concerns. Many families mistakenly assume they cannot afford a private liberal arts education. However, Colorado College seeks a highly qualified and diverse student body. For this reason, we offer a strong financial aid program that enables students from all economic backgrounds to enroll. We strongly urge you to explore the possibility of financial aid as you plan your college education. To assist in this endeavor, we recommend that you utilize our Net Price Calculator to help estimate the cost of attendance.

    Financial aid deadlines mirror the admission application deadlines. Students who do not complete their financial aid application on time place their eligibility for admission in jeopardy.

    Choose your Admission Decision Plan below to see your financial aid timeline.

    • TRANSFER - SPRING SEMESTER 2021
    • EARLY DECISION 1/EARLY ACTION
    • EARLY DECISION 2
    • REGULAR ACTION
    • TRANSFER - FALL SEMESTER 2021

    Required Documents & Deadlines

    CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    Colorado College Code 4072 - Register and complete your customized CSS/PROFILE application at student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile. Pay the fee with a valid credit card or debit card. Online help is available and you can print a pre-application to help you complete the process. Automatic fee waivers are available based on the information you provide.

    Upload 2019 tax information through your applicant portal on CCBasecamp. 

    CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    Colorado College Code 4072 - Register and complete your customized CSS/PROFILE application at CSS College Board Profile. This profile will be available online after September 18th. 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 the information you provide.

    NON-CUSTODIAL PROFILE (IF APPLICABLE)

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    If your biological or adoptive parents are no longer living in the same household, your non-custodial parent will be required to complete this form. The CSS/PROFILE will e-mail you instructions for the completion of the online application to forward to your non-custodial parent. The information from the custodial and non-custodial parents will not be accessible between parents.

    FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    Colorado College Code 001347 - Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This application will be available online after October 1st. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) upon completion.

    2019 PARENTS' AND STUDENT'S SIGNED FEDERAL TAX RETURN(S), K-1, AND W-2 FORM(S)

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    Upload 2019 tax information through your applicant portal on CCBasecamp. 

    FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    Colorado College Code 001347 - Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This application will be available online after October 1st. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) upon completion.

    2019 PARENTS' AND STUDENT'S SIGNED FEDERAL TAX RETURN(S), K-1, AND W-2 FORM(S)

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    Upload 2019 tax information through your applicant portal on CCBasecamp. 

    2019 PARENTS' AND STUDENT'S SIGNED FEDERAL TAX RETURN(S), K-1, AND W-2 FORM(S)

    Financial aid deadlines are the same as your admission round deadline 

    Upload 2019 tax information through your applicant portal on CCBasecamp. 

    It is our goal to make Colorado College affordable to all admitted students who apply for assistance on time.

    Financial Aid Application Policy

    Students admitted to Colorado College who do not apply for need-based institutional financial aid by the published financial aid application admission deadlines will be required to successfully complete 16 blocks at Colorado College before they are eligible to appeal for institutional grant assistance if their financial situation has changed significantly since they entered Colorado College. If during any of your four years at Colorado College your family may need additional funding options to afford your college expenses, our office recommends you apply for need-based financial aid during the admission process. 

    Domestic students who were admitted to Colorado College and did not apply for need-based institutional financial aid by the published financial aid application deadlines will be required to successfully complete 16 blocks at Colorado College before they are eligible to be considered for institutional grant assistance if their financial situation has significantly changed since they entered Colorado College (for example, a student would apply in the spring of their sophomore year for a request that would be effective in the fall of the junior year after they have attained 16 credit hours).

    International students who were admitted to Colorado College and did not apply for need-based institutional financial aid by the published financial aid deadlines must demonstrate that they have the resources to fully fund their Colorado College education for eight semesters.