Financing Your Education
How to pay for college is a concern for most students. There are,
however, many resources available to students at the University of
Colorado that can assist you in creating a budget for college and
in finding ways to meet your expenses. We hope the information below
will help alleviate some of the stress regarding financing your college
Cost of Attendance
One of the most important things is knowing up front what your education
is going to cost. View our estimated
to get a better idea what expenses, including engineering
course fees, are involved in being a student
College Opportunity Fund
Beginning in fall 2005, all in-state, undergraduate students should
sign up for the College Opportunity Fund voucher program. Tuition
vouchers are not dependent upon financial need, but rather represent a
change in the way the state of Colorado allocates money for higher
here for more information about the voucher program, and sign
up before the fall semester gets under way to be sure your voucher is
reflected on your bill.
Loans, Grants and
More than half of CU-Boulder students receive some form of financial
aid, usually through a combination of loans, scholarships, work-study
and grants from institutional, private, state and federal sources.
To apply for financial aid, students must submit the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications are available from
the Office of Financial Aid, located in Regent Administrative Center,
Room 175, or on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
For more information, visit the Office
of Financial Aid.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers a variety
of scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in the College.
Scholarships fall within the following general areas: merit scholarships,
scholarships for specific categories of students, scholarships for
students majoring in specific disciplines, and scholarships for students
meeting other criteria designated by the scholarship donor. For more information visit the
Undergraduate Scholarships page or call the College scholarship
coordinator at 303-735-2440.
Earn-Learn Apprenticeship Program
The Earn-Learn Apprenticeship Program in the College of Engineering
and Applied Science at CU-Boulder provides financial support for
students while they work part-time within the college. Students work
for a sponsoring department or program in ways that both further
their own education and serve the needs of the sponsoring unit. For
more information, visit the
Earn-Learn page on the Active Learning Website.
Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program
The Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for undegraduate engineering students to earn hourly wages while engaging in research with faculty and graduate students. As discovery learning apprentices, students work with graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and industry representatives as collaborative partners on original research while learning hands-on technique, insight into their chosen field, and a variety of life skills. For
more information, visit the
Discovery Learning Apprenticeship page on the Active Learning Website.
Other Scholarship Resources
There are also many scholarships available through the Office
of Financial Aid. Visit the Office
of Financial Aid's Scholarship page for further information about
scholarships offered through the University of Colorado and private
Jobs and Internships
Students can also help finance their education through part time
jobs during college. The office of Student Employment compiles lists
of available jobs both on and off campus that students can apply
for. Work study jobs are available to those students awarded federal
work study by the Office of Financial Aid and hourly jobs are available
to all students regardless of financial need. You can visit the Student
Employment website to get more information and view jobs that
are currently available.
Internships are another great way to enhance, and possibly finance,
some of your education. Visit Career
Services for more information about internships opportunities
and services available to CU-Boulder students.
Tax Credits for Education
Some tax credits are available to parents and college students.
Office website to get more information about these benefits.
Please see the
Services Office for more information on financial aid available
to U.S. Armed Forces veterans and dependents.