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Paying for Graduate School

As you make plans for your Graduate Education, knowing how you will finance the tuition, books, fees, and other incidentals is a crucial concern. Having adequate financial resources will ensure you are able to confidently complete your educational path and lead you toward your occupational path.

Funding for your education can come from a variety of sources including loans, scholarships, grants, and employer contributions to name a few sources. Colorado State University Pueblo provides several sources of financial assistance for our Graduate Students who qualify.

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    Alumni Advanced Degree Scholarship

    Students who graduate from CSU Pueblo with an undergraduate degree and enroll in a graduate program in the same year are eligible for this scholarship for up to a calendar year from the date of their graduation. The scholarship is valued at approximately 10% of the resident tuition charge. International students, students enrolled in 3+2 programs, and students in Extended Studies programs are not eligible for this scholarship.


    CSU Pueblo Foundation

    The CSU Pueblo Foundation is committed to student success! With the help of our generous donors, the Foundation offer scholarship funds to bridge the gap between the cost of a university degree and financial resources available to our students. The Foundation is focused on improving our students’ ability to persist and complete their education with a conferred degree.

    CSU Pueblo Foundation Scholarships

    Departmental Grants

    Some graduate departments have grants and scholarships for selected students enrolled in their programs. You should check with your program of interest to see if they have any support for which you might be eligible.


    Extended Studies

    Students enrolled in programs offered by Extended Studies should consult that office about scholarship opportunities.

    Extended Studies Scholarships

    Title V Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPHOA)

    The University is the recipient of a grant that provides scholarships for eligible students demonstrating financial need. The amount of the scholarship varies based on the number of hours of registration and the number of students applying each semester. To be eligible, a student must be a degree-seeking graduate student in good academic standing (for continuing students this means a 3.0 GPA or higher), be a domestic, residential instruction student, and document financial need on the application.

Other Resources


    Federal Loans

    Students may be eligible for loans to cover some or all of the cost of attendance. Information about federal loans is available at the Office of Financial Aid.

    Office of Financial Aid



    Micro-Internship at the Career Center

    You may be able to hold a micro-internship to help with your expenses. Contact the Career Center for more information.

    Career Center

    Miscellaneous Grants, Awards and Fellowships

    Graduate students can also apply for external grants, awards, and fellowships. These funds can be obtained from national, state, and local organizations, foundations, and agencies. 

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