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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

The U.S. Department of Education provides $120 billion in student aid each year. It all starts with the FAFSA form. State aid is available for qualified students including those without lawful immigration status. Use the CASFA Form.

Types of Financial Aid

There are four main types of financial aid for college students including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study funds. Some of these 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 $6,495 during the 2021-22 academic year.


Federal Direct and Parent PLUS loans are financed by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Alternative, private loans are also available.

Work Study

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.

Tuition Discounts

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!

Special Benefits

VA Benefits

Most degree programs offered through Colorado Mountain College are approved for veterans’ educational benefits. We can help!

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