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Grants

Grants do not have to be repaid, unless eligibility requirements are not met. Generally, grants are for undergraduate students, and the grant amount is based on financial need. Students should remember to complete the FAFSA and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to receive aid from grants. All information provided below is subject to federal, state, institutional policy or budget updates.

Award NameTypical Award (2017/2018)Eligibility Requirements and Other Information
Federal Pell Grant $596 - $5920
  • Undergraduate pursuing first bachelor's degree or enrolled in eligible teacher program
  • Amount based on enrollment
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than $5329
  • Check General Policies for students enrolled in Extended Studies courses
  • Visit Federal Student Aid for more information, including information regarding aggregate maximums
  • Have not exceeded 600% of lifetime Pell eligibility - students can view their lifetime eligibility used through NSLDS
Colorado Student Grant (CSG) $500 - $4000
  • Colorado resident undergraduate student pursuing first bachelor's degree
  • Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more to receive
  • Must demonstrate financial need according to guidelines set by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE)
  • Based on available funding from Colorado General Assembly
  • Visit CCHE's Financial Aid for Students for more information
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $100-$2000
  • Undergraduate pursuing 1st bachelor's degree with high financial need
  • Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more to receive
  • Must qualify for Federal Pell Grant
  • Based on available funding
  • Visit Federal Student Aid for more information
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) Variable
  • Student must complete coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching
  • 3.25 grade point average or score above the 75th percentile on an admissions test, such as the SAT, ACT or GRE
  • Students must sign an Agreement to Serve and complete Entrance Counseling to certify that they understand the terms of the grant and the terms of their teaching service requirements; if service is not met, the grant must be repaid as an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, with interest from the date of original disbursement
  • Students who have a TEACH grant must complete a required Exit Counseling when graduating, totally withdrawing, or dropping below 6 credits of enrollment from the University
  • No maximum EFC
  • Amount based on enrollment
  • Visit Federal Student Aid for more information
Colorado Graduate Grant* $2000
  • Colorado resident enrolled in a CCHE approved critical career graduate degree program
  • Must demonstrate financial need according to guidelines set by CCHE
  • Based on available funding from Colorado General Assembly
  • Visit CCHE's Financial Aid for Students for more information
  • Available to STEM majors
International Grant $2000
  • Full time international students
  • Minimum 3.0 entering grade point average (GPA)
  • Four year undergraduate limit
CSU-Pueblo Grant Variable
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more to receive
  • Based on available funding

Please be aware that individuals willfully misrepresenting information provided in applying for Colorado student aid funds are subject to penalty of Colorado law.

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