2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Grants, Loans and Work-Study

Grants

Colorado Graduate Grant (CGG) - CGG is a state funded grant program. High-need students (determined by the FAFSA) studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) are considered for the award, however it is not guaranteed. To be considered for this grant, students must be residents of the state of Colorado and enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours per semester. Amounts vary each year depending on funding and the number of eligible students.

Federal Teach Grant - TEACH Grant is a federally funded grant program available to students enrolled in specific programs who intend to teach in a public or private school that serves students from low-income families. Students can be considered for up to $4000 per academic year, if eligible. To learn more, visit Student Aid on the Web.

Loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan - The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is a non-need based, federally funded loan. To be considered for the loan, students should complete the FAFSA. Students receive a six-month grace period before entering repayment. The grace period begins six-months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time, discontinues their program of study or graduates. The yearly aggregate limit for the loan is $20,500.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan - The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is a non-need based, federally funded loan. To be considered for the loan, students should complete the FAFSA. The student receives a six-month grace period before entering repayment. The grace period begins six-months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half-time, discontinues their program of study or graduates. Graduate PLUS Loans are awarded after the full yearly or lifetime (whichever limit is reached first) aggregate amount of the Direct Unsubsidized Loan is awarded (see above). Students must receive an approved credit result to borrow a Graduate PLUS Loan.

Work-Study

Federal Work-Study - This is a federally funded, need-based work-study program that allows students to work on a part-time basis (on campus, off campus or at nonprofit agencies) to help meet their educational costs.