Financial Aid 101 for Parents and Families
Anytime you contact our office via email, phone, or in person, please have the student's CWID (Campus Wide ID, pronounced "quid") ready so we may assist you. If the student is not the one contacting us, we will be able to answer most general questions but will be...read more
The Bursars Office is in the process of billing students. Your first bill DOES NOT include any financial aid (no scholarships, grants or loans). Financial aid will disburse by Thursday, August 17 if all student requirements are met (not including work study...read more
August 17: Disbursement of financial aid to student bills August 21: First day of class September 5: Census day (last day to drop/add class with billing change) September 6: Outstanding balance due unless you are on a payment plan September 30: Last day to...read more
Financial aid will not credit to a student's account until all outstanding requirements are met, with the exception of work-study contracts. Here are some reasons aid will not pay: Enrollment: Students must also be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for...read more
Students who have been awarded a scholarship from somewhere other than Mines are required to report the scholarship to Financial Aid. For each scholarship received please complete this online form. All outside scholarships will pay to student accounts once we...read more
2017-2018 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Colorado Residents
|On Campus||Off Campus||Living with Parent(s)|
|Estimated Direct Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,897||$9,072||$4,324|
|Estimated Indirect Expenses|
|Books and Supplies||$1,500||$1,500||$1,500|
|Per Credit Hour||$539|
2017-2018 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Non-Residents
Eligibility for Federal loans is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
CSM participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. Your lender for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans and PLUS loans will be the U.S. Department of Education, which sets the interest rate and fees charged for all federal loan programs. Federal Loan Terms 2017-18.
Direct Stafford loans are low-interest loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education.
PLUS loans are available to graduate students and parents of dependent undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time. The PLUS loan is a non-need, credit-based loan, meaning that the borrower must be able to pass a credit check.
A Federal Perkins loan is a low-interest loan for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Funds are limited and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
To access information on the status of a current or previous federal loan log in to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website. Your PIN is the same as your FSA ID. Optional/Alternative and CSM loans will not be reported on NSLDS.
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