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Financial aid and scholarships

CU Denver’s Financial Aid & Scholarships Office provides a wealth of information on how to finance your education. Once you familiarize yourself with important financial aid and scholarships deadlines, be sure to:

CU Denver scholarships

Students who are admitted to CU Denver will be given access to Scholarship Universe, a database of scholarship opportunities for CU Denver students. Students can search the database and apply for scholarships for which they meet the eligibility criteria. Additionally, students may be automatically considered for some scholarships. Learn more about the scholarship process and additional support to help students with their scholarship applications.

Note: Students should search for scholarships throughout each academic year that they are enrolled, because deadlines can vary and new scholarships may be added to Scholarship Universe at any time.

School of Public Affairs scholarships

The School of Public Affairs strives to remove financial barriers to attaining a higher education by awarding scholarships and assistantships valued at more than $500,000 each year. View our scholarship opportunities, listed below, including information on eligibility requirements, deadlines, and amounts awarded. Admitted students who wish to apply for School of Public Affairs scholarships may do so through Scholarship Universe.

Private scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered through CU Denver and the School of Public Affairs, students may wish to search and apply for private scholarships. Recommended resources include:

School of Public Affairs fellowships

In collaboration with its community partners, the School of Public Affairs offers eligible, degree-seeking graduate students the opportunity to participate in the following fellowship programs.