Financial Aid 101 for Parents and Families 

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Contacting our office

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...

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Billing Information

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...

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Important Dates

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...

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Financial Aid Holds

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...

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Scholarship Reporting

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...

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Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
  Ben Parker Student Center
1200 16th Street
Golden, CO 80401
  FAX: 303-384-2252
Toll-free: 1-888-446-9489

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More information:

For billing issues contact: Student Receivables Office 303-273-3158

For health insurance waivers contact: Health Center 303-273-3388

For College Opportunity Fund contact: Registrar’s Office 303-273-3200

For information on Veteran Affairs contact: Registrar’s Office 303-273-3200

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Colorado Residents

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance: Colorado Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff CampusLiving 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
Personal Expenses$1,215$1,310$1,200
Per Credit Hour$539
2017-2018 Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Non-Residents

2017-2018 Cost of Attendance: Non-Resident Undergraduates

  On CampusOff Campus
Estimated Direct Expenses
Room and Board$11,897$9,072
Estimated Indirect Expenses
Books and Supplies$1,500$1,500
Personal Expenses$1,215$1,310
Per Credit Hour$1,174
Federal Loans

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.

Federal Direct Loan

Direct Stafford loans are low-interest loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education.

PLUS Loan for Parents and Graduate Students

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.

Perkins Loan

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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