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We know that many students have been impacted financially by the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. To ease some of the financial burden and stress of our students, CMU has put several policies in place to support our students through these tough times and encourage our Mavericks to continue their education.

If you have questions about any of these financial support options, please contact IRIS.

Maverick Momentum Grant

Award split between Fall and Spring semesters. Automatically awarded.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a registered degree-seeking student for Fall 2021 by Sept. 7
  • Have a EFC 250% of Pell or less
Maverick Housing Scholarship

Award split between Fall and Spring . Scholarship awarded automatically, must accept award through eform

Eligibility Requirements
  • New incoming Freshman for Fall 2021
  • Resident of AZ, CO, CA, TX, or NV
  • High School GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Admission to CMU and apply for housing
Perseverance Scholarship

Available for Fall 2021. Scholarship awarded automatically, must accept award through eform

Eligibility Requirements
  • Registered continuing students for Fall 2021
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Does not have an existing merit scholarship


CARES funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. CARES funding meant for students wanting to continue their education in the fall but may have financial holds/hardships preventing registration and paying current bills. To see if you are eligible for the funds, complete this form: CMU CARES Award.

COSI Opportunities

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) provides qualifying Colorado students with scholarship awards to aid them in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarship opportunities are available for local residents and displaced workers. Learn more about COSI Scholarships.

Schedule Financial Counseling

IRIS is still here to support you! To discuss your financial situation and review all options available, schedule a financial counseling appointment.

Schedule Appointment