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: Bursar’s 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

An education loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest.  Education loans come in three major categories: undergraduate student loans, parent loans for undergraduate students (PLUS), and graduate student loans.

Loan disbursements are credited to the student’s billing account beginning three business days prior to the first day of classes each semester.  Any amount in excess of the bill may be refunded to the student or parent (in the case of PLUS loans) to be used for indirect expenses like off-campus housing or books. 

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