Welcome parents and friends! 

We understand college is an investment and you are helping your students through the process.  To stay up to date with important financial aid information, subscribe to our newsletter in the link on the right.

Cost Of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is determined by your living situation (on/off campus or living at home as indicated on the FAFSA) and enrollment status (full-time, part-time).  Direct expenses are paid to Mines like tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meal plans.  Out of pocket expense are also included in COA like books, supplies,  personal, and transportation expenses. Families are allowed to receive assistance/financing up to the total cost of attendance to cover the costs related to school.  

Paying For College

We understand it can be complicated to understand all of the options to pay for college.  There are various types of financial assistance and payment options available.

Establishing Residency

The state of Colorado sets the residency requirements schools use to determine who pays resident tuition rates.  Incoming student residency is determined by Admissions.  Current students can appeal to gain residency through the Registrar’s office.

Independent Student Qualifications

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has a series of questions to determine if a student is required to provide parent financial information.  Financial independence does not make a student independent for financial aid purposes.  Most students under the age of 24 are required to provide parent information on the FAFSA. 

Contact Info

Mailing address:
Colorado School of Mines
Financial Aid Office
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Office Location:
Ben Parker Student Center, E160
1200 16th St
Golden, CO 80401 

Summer Walk-In Hours:
Monday through Friday
9am - 4pm

Toll-free: 1-888-446-9489

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Students Right to Know

More information:

For billing issues contact: Bursar's Office 303-273-3158

For health insurance waivers contact: Student Health Insurance 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