General Guidelines

Financial need for educational expenses is an essential requirement to qualify for assistance from most programs. All levels of enrollment will receive consideration.

Since financial need is the primary requirement for determining eligibility for assistance under any of the federal student aid programs, Colorado Mesa University requires that the student applicant submit the FAFSA to the federal processor as soon as possible after October 1. The application is available on the FAFSA website. Once your application is submitted the Office of Financial Aid may request additional documentation to complete your application. View details on your MAVzone.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans are initiated with the FAFSA application but require that a Master Promissory Note/Loan Agreement and Entrance Loan Counseling be completed for first-time borrowers at Colorado Mesa University. Electronic links for these processes are found at Financial Aid Links.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as noted with the terms and conditions of financial aid to remain eligible for financial aid.