How do I apply for CSU scholarships?

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The CSUSA: CSU’s scholarship application

The CSUSA (Colorado State University Scholarship Application) is a one-stop shop for applying to most scholarships at CSU. You can fill out the application online via your RAMweb account any time from October 1 to March 1.

The CSUSA is used to determine if you’re qualified for many scholarships offered by CSU. Usually, you will only need to fill out the CSUSA for consideration, but depending on your qualifications, some scholarships may require additional materials like letters of recommendation or work samples.

If you’re an admitted freshman/first-year student, you’ll also be considered for automatic in-state and out-of-state scholarships.

Tips and tricks

Looking for some help? The Office of Financial Aid offers tips and tricks to fill out a strong application:

  • Don’t wait until the last minute. Give yourself enough time to write a strong essay and provide any additional requirements that might pop up.
  • You don’t have to complete your application in one sitting. You can save it and come back at any time before the March 1 deadline.

Ready to get started?

To fill out the CSUSA if you intend to enroll in the upcoming semester, simply log in to your RAMweb account and get started. The application opens October 1 and is available until March 1.

Jill Baylis

Jill was a staff member in the Office of Admissions until 2019 when she moved to Denver. As a first-generation college student, she focused on simplifying the college admissions process and helping future Rams find community on campus.