If you are undocumented and live in Colorado, CSU is a great college option. That being said, we understand financial concerns play an important role in your decision to attend CSU.
Undocumented college students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but CSU and the State of Colorado have other financial opportunities. Learn what steps you can take to invest in your college degree with the help of financial aid and scholarships.
Step 1: Complete an ASSET eligibility form
If you have applied and been admitted to CSU, you may qualify for in-state tuition as an ASSET student.
ASSET is a bill passed in the State of Colorado. It gives eligible undocumented college students in-state tuition rates at Colorado colleges and universities.
Step 2: Apply for the College Opportunity Fund stipend
If you are eligible for ASSET your next step should involve applying for the College Opportunity Fund.
The College Opportunity Fund provides an annual stipend of $94 per credit hour for new and continuing in-state students who are attending a public college or university in Colorado.
Have more questions about how the College Opportunity Fund works? Visit the CSU Office of Financial Aid FAQs page.
Step 3: You may qualify for CSU scholarships
CSU awards some merit-based scholarships automatically upon admission. These scholarships are based solely on your grades and ACT or SAT test scores received by CSU on your application. If you qualify for these scholarships, expect to be notified in your acceptance letter. (We will not require test scores for students graduating high school in 2021 and intending to attend CSU starting in Fall 2021.)
Simply complete an admissions application by the recommended date to be considered for these scholarships.
Most CSU scholarships do not have a citizenship requirement. Plan to complete the CSUSA Scholarship Application and review eligibility requirements for scholarships like the Monfort and First-Generation award.
Need help along the way?
As you follow the steps we’ve outlined above, you and your loved ones may have questions. Don’t be afraid to reach out for assistance. Our knowledgeable staff members are ready to offer support and guidance. We also offer recursos en español para padres y familias.
Contact Sylvia Martinez of the CSU Office of Financial Aid with questions. She is available by phone at (970) 491-1570 or by email at Sylvia.Martinez@colostate.edu. Se Habla Español.