Types Of Aid

Colorado School of Mines offers many types of financial aid all of which include scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment opportunities. To get more specific information please click on the corresponding links below.


Scholarships are funds given to a student that are earned.  Some scholarships require applications and have eligibility and renewal criteria.  Visit our Scholarship page to learn prospective student scholarship information, current student scholarship renewal/appeal information, and outside scholarship websites and search tips.

Learn More About Scholarships


Grants are gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Grants are available for both residents and out-of-state students from federal, state and Mines grant funds. Grants are considered “need-based” financial aid. They are based on your need as determined by the federal government through the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office.

Learn More About Grants

Student Employment

Working on campus is a great way to earn money and get valuable work experience while building your network on campus. Students often learn about the many support services, student activities and events through their work.

Learn About Student Employment