See how it's done: How to Pay for College

Fill Out Your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available through the link below. Apply early for higher opportunity for assistance!

Please note:

2021/2022 FAFSA awards for 2021 Fall and 2022 Spring and Summer terms. Use 2019 taxes.

CMC Federal School Code: 004506

New for 2021/2022: CASFA

Not eligible for the FAFSA? Students who do not have lawful immigration status, who are considered Undocumented Colorado ASSET students, can now be considered for state financial aid and scholarships with the Colorado Application for State Financial Assistance (CASFA).

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23+ Discount for Students 23 Years and Older

$540/semester off tuition for In-district, full time students.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Start by filling out your free FAFSA! Our staff is available to answer questions if you need assistance.

See the Checklist and FAQ below for your next steps and get familiar with our Policies to avoid losing any aid.

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.


There's money available for your education! The CMC Foundation offers and administers over 500 scholarships.


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

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

Work Study

Earn money and gain valuable experience while maximizing your financial aid.

VA Benefits

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

Financial Aid Policies