A grant is a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Colorado Mesa University offers Federal and State grants. By completing the FAFSA, a student automatically applies for consideration for the Federal and State grants. Some grants have limited funding and are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Tip: The key to applying for financial aid is timing and having financial need. It is critical to complete your FAFSA as early as possible after October 1 before the fall semester you will attend. Keep in mind it does take a few weeks to process your financial aid application.

Federally-Funded Grants

Pell Grants and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are federally funded grants that may be awarded to undergraduate students who have not received a bachelor's degree and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  The amount of the award is determined annually by the federal government and is based on financial eligibility and the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled. To be eligible for the Pell Grant a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours and for FSEOG a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Pell Lifetime Eligibility Limitation

The Pell Grant has a Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) limitation. Over a lifetime, a student may only receive the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant Funding.

Colorado State Grant (Colorado Residents Only)

The Colorado General Assembly has provided the funds for this grant. The Colorado State Grant is awarded to undergraduate, resident students with demonstrated need who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Eligibility is determined annually and students apply by completing the FAFSA.