How to Apply for Financial Aid at Colorado Mesa University

Please read and follow the instructions carefully. If you have any questions or concerns contact the IRIS staff for Financial Aid assistance at 970.248.1177. The financial aid process usually takes 6 - 8 weeks from application to disbursement of funds.

Step 1

Complete the FAFSA

Colorado Mesa University’s school code: 001358
Step 2

Check if you were selected for verification

If you were NOT selected for verification proceed to Step 3
Step 3

Review and accept your award offer

Now that your FAFSA is processed, you will receive an award offer from the Financial Aid office.

If no other documentation is requested, first time students will receive an award letter in the mail in addition to being able to view their award online. Returning students will view their award offers online only.

NOTE: The calculation for the award offer(s) is complete and correct, based on the information you provided in your FAFSA. Financial aid award offers may be subject to change due to changes in your financial, academic, enrollment status and/or changes in the availability of funds.

  1. View your award offer

    Click the “Award Overview” tab to see the financial awards being offered to you.

  2. Accept Terms and Conditions

    You must agree to CMU’s terms and conditions to receive financial aid. Click the “Accept Terms and Conditions” tab to read and accept.

  3. Accept your financial aid award

    Click the “Accept Award” tab to accept a full or partial offer.

  4. Are you accepting federal student loans? Do you want to apply for a PLUS or Private Loan?

    You’re not done yet! You will need to complete loan counseling and a Master Promissory Note. Whether you’re a student or a parent, check out our guide on how to complete the loan process.