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Scholarships and Financing

International Access Scholarship

The International Access Scholarship can be obtained if the student meets the eligibility requirements, these include:
  • Must attend International Student Orientation prior to beginning classes
  • Be in-status by IMMIGRATION LAW with F-1 Visa
  • Complete INS Transfer form verifying good INS status at your previous U.S. school (if necessary).
  • Must have a minimum incoming grade point average of 3.0 (On U.S. 4.0 scale)
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (12 credits for undergraduate and graduate) for all semesters of attendance
  • New student enrollment deadline: June 1 (fall semester) and December 1 (spring semester; not available for summer


Renewable for four years if the following criteria is met

  • Undergraduate Students  -  successful completion of 12 credit hours, minimally per semester
  • Graduate Students  - successful completion of  9 credit hours, minimally per semester
  • Graduate credits must apply toward prerequisite and core courses only.

  (Other Restrictions May Apply)

Scholarships cannot be combined with any other institutional aid except Athletic or CSUP Foundation Scholarships.

International students are not eligible for federal or state funding.

Handling Finances in the US

Bank Accounts

There are several banks located throughout Pueblo.  Opening a checking/savings account at any of these banks is recommended.  There are “free” checking accounts available at most banks if requested, which means a minimum balance is not required and fees to maintain the account are minimal.

Credit Cards

If possible, a credit card should be obtained in the student's home country before leaving for the USA.  It may help to pay initial costs, including tuition, if nothing else.  It may be difficult, if not impossible, to obtain a US credit card after arrival at least in the first semester of study. A good credit history will need to be established before you can obtain a credit card in the United States.

Save money

Remember, advanced booking of everything, i.e., rental cars, hotels, airline flights, etc., is always cheaper within the USA. When making travel reservations with any U.S. company, always ask about special promotional rates, student discounts, etc., in order to get the best deal.

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