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Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment at (719) 389-6651 or email financialaid@coloradocollege.edu if you wish to speak with a representative. Buildings are locked to outside guests, so scheduled appointments would be preferred.

Applying for Financial Aid with Admission

For those requiring financial aid to attend Colorado College, you must complete the financial aid application process while applying for admission.

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.

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.

It is necessary for students to re-apply each year for financial aid.

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.

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2023-24 Financial Aid Application Timeline

 Financial aid application deadlines mirror admission round deadlines

Admission Decision Plan

Complete* Financial Aid Application Deadline

Early Decision I November 1
Early Action November 1
Early Decision II January 15
Rgular Action January 15
Spring Semester Transfer October 15
Fall Semester Transfer March 1

*All required and requested financial aid items (displayed on your admission portal) must be submitted completely prior to your admission round deadline.  Missing financial aid items will render your admission application incomplete for review. Check your admission portal regularly.

Annual Application Requirements

Required for international, undocumented, and domestic aid applicants.

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.

Required for all aid applicants whose legal parents do not live 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.

Required for aid applicants who are U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Colorado College Code: 001347

Complete the FAFSA online at https://studentaid.gov/. This application will be available online after October 1st. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) upon completion.

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

Upload the following to your CC Admission Portal:

For U.S Income Earners

  • 2021 Parent Tax Return (include all schedules)
  • 2021 Parent W2 (if applicable)
  • 2021 Student Tax Return (if applicable)
  • 2021 Student W2 (if applicable)
For Foreign Income Earners

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Important Information

At Colorado College, we believe that one of the best investments is in 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. It is necessary for students to re-apply each year for financial aid. The college reserves the right to change financial aid policies without notice.

For more information about financial aid policies and opportunities, please visit our brand new Guide to CC Student Funding webpage.

 

 

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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