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Apply for Financial Aid using the FAFSA, CASFA, and General Scholarship Application links below.

Financial Aid at MSU Denver

Financial Aid is available in the form of grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships, all of which help to make your college education more accessible and affordable.

The process of receiving financial aid starts with submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a standardized application provided by the U.S. Department of Education that becomes available on October 1. Complete and submit the FAFSA as early as possible to be considered for the best aid available. Financial aid is awarded based on need, which is determined in part by annual income.

The information you submit via the FAFSA will allow MSU Denver to determine how to help you meet your financial needs. To continue to receive financial aid throughout your academic career, you must submit the FAFSA every year.

How To Apply for Financial Aid

Follow these steps to begin the financial aid process.

Financial Aid Deadlines

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available in December 2023.

MSU Denver’s priority deadline is March 1, 2023. We recommend that you complete the FAFSA before this deadline to get the best possible financial aid available. Financial aid offers may be canceled or reduced based on the availability of funds and changes to your eligibility.

What to Expect After Filing the FAFSA

You may be required to submit additional documentation. Please monitor your Student Hub and MSU Denver email for any requests from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Financial Aid Documentation

Documents Needed for the FAFSA

The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for example, whether you’re a U.S. Citizen or what tax form you used), you may need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA application:

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student

Documents Needed for the FAFSA

  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you and for your parent(s) if you are a dependent student
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. Citizen
  • Federal tax information, tax documents, or tax returns, including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student

Keep these records! You may need them again. Do NOT mail these supporting records to the U.S. Department of Education.


Complete your FAFSA Application NOW!

Remember the earlier you apply, the better!

Save time and prevent potential processing delays. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer tax info.


Complete your CASFA Application NOW!

Dreamers & International Students – Don’t Wait! Complete your Colorado Application for State Financial Aid.

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The 2023-2024 General Scholarship Application Is Now Open

We work with all programs & offices to combine all scholarship opportunities in ONE application. There are 240+ opportunities.

Grant Opportunities

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists students in the following areas of their academic pursuits:



The Office of Immigrant Services provides assistance to students completing the CASFA application. Immigrant Services are available to help MSU Denver students and families one-on-one with completing their aid applications via virtual appointments.


We are excited to partner with the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) in delivering financial aid services to our students. You can schedule a virtual FAFSA appointment with a EOC representative that can support MSU Denver students and families one-on-one with completing their aid applications via virtual appointments.

Additional Emergency Relief Grant

The Student Care Center has opened applications for funds related to the Additional Relief Grant beginning Dec 10th, 2021 & will close on March 1, 2022

Student Care Center

Campus Student Resources

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Health Insurance Waiver

Students registered for 9+ credits who have active health insurance should submit an opt-out waiver EVERY Fall and Spring semester or be responsible for the health insurance charge on their bill.

Health Insurance Waiver

Student Care Center

The Student Care Center opened in the Fall of 2019 and houses MSU Denver’s case management services. The Student Care Center provides holistic, non-clinical case management support to MSU Denver Students who are facing challenging life circumstances that may prevent them from otherwise pursuing their educational goal.

Student Care Center
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Veteran & Military Student Services

Veteran and Military Student Services is appreciative of your service to our country and is happy to assist you with your transition and continuous stay at MSU Denver.

Veteran and Military Student Services

Tutoring Program

The MSU Denver Tutoring Program supports all MSU Denver students by offering free, one-on-one, and group tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects. Our program is not just for students having difficulties with course material but also for those looking to better excel in their academic pursuits.

More about Tutoring

Access Center

The Access Center strives to provide and promote a supportive, accessible, and inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities.

More about Access Center
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MSU Denver Writing Center

The MSU Denver Writing Center can help with any writing assignment, in any stage of the writing process. Assignments could include summary/response papers, journals, case studies, research projects, collaborative projects, digital projects, resumes, applications, presentations, and more!

More about Writing Center

Who We Are

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships reports to and works closely with the Office of Enrollment Management as well as Office of Registrar, Office of Bursar and schools and colleges to position MSU Denver as the most affordable option in the state of Colorado.

Contact Us!

We are here to help!

Whether you're not finding the necessary info on this web page or would rather get in touch with a human, feel free to call or email us.

Physical Location & Address:
Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB), Suite 130
890 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-556-8593
Fax: 720-778-5833
Email: [email protected]


Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: Call Center opens at 9am!

Mailing Address:
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Campus Box 2, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217