Financial Aid at Colorado Mountain College
Reduce your costs and pay for college while avoiding debt
Students may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for educational expenses regardless of their financial background. With a combination of scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities, the cost of education can be attainable and student debt reduced.
Review the following information on how to apply. Our financial aid team is available to help with any questions pertaining to each student's unique circumstances.
START HERE: Your FAFSA or CASFA Application
There are two different applications to start you on the path to receiving help with paying for school. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).
You only complete one application depending on your Citizenship status. The FAFSA is for those who are U.S. Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens whereas the CASFA is for those in Colorado without a lawful immigration status.
See here for additional information on which form you should complete.
**Please know that the 2024-25 FAFSA and CASFA will be delayed and open by December 31st 2023.**
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Types of Financial Aid
There are four main types of financial aid for college students including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study funds. Grants and Scholarships do not have to repaid. Some students, such as veterans, may qualify for special assistance. Find out what's offered to you!
BE ADVISED: Information can change when the US Department of Education issues updates to awards, regulations or both. In like manner, all state, institutional and other aid is restricted by fund availability and other requirements. On occasion, we are required to reduce or cancel financial aid. While we regret any award reductions, they unfortunately do take place for reasons beyond our control. We sincerely apologize for those changes that negatively affect your ability to meet your educational expenses.
Grants generally do not have to be repaid. Awards may range up to $7,395 during the 2023-24 academic year.
Federal Direct and Parent PLUS loans are financed by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Alternative, private loans are also available.
Earn money and gain valuable experience while maximizing your financial aid.
There's money available for your education! The CMC Foundation offers and administers over 500 scholarships.
A host of tuition discounts are available, such as Independent Students (23 or more years of age), Veterans and Military Families, Native American Ute Nation and more. Leave no stone unturned!
No Barriers Fund
The CMC Foundation’s No Barriers Fund assists with unexpected or emergency financial barriers that prevent CMC students from completing their certificates or degrees
Most degree programs offered through Colorado Mountain College are approved for veterans’ educational benefits.