For Financial Aid help, come to the One Stop every Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Or Check Out the Zoom Meeting Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. MT

A translator will be present during webinarsFinancial Aid Fridays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. One Stop Student Services. Free FAFSA webinars 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

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Due to significant changes to the application and the rebuild of the FAFSA processing system, financial aid offers for the 2024-2025 academic year are delayed. Updates will be posted and communicated as soon as they are known.


  • About 91% of our full-time students qualify for financial aid
  • Adams State Foundation offers over 100 scholarships
  • The average offer is around $12,000
  • Our Affordability Ranking
  • Our tuition window can save you money each semester. Full-time students (12 credit hours per semester) can take up to 16 credit hours for no additional cost.
  • Learn more about Value and Affordability

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Types of Aid

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Grants: Grants are “gift” aid and normally require no repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Scholarships: Adams State University has a variety of scholarships available to students from all backgrounds, including San Luis Valley residents, Colorado residents, out-of-state and international students as well as refugees.

Federal Work Study: This federally funded financial aid program enables students to earn money towards college expenses by working on campus.

Loans: Unlike scholarships, grants and work-study, loans must be repaid. If the degree or program of study is NOT completed, the student remains responsible for re-payment. It is recommended that you only borrow the amount you will need to successfully complete your education.

Summer Financial Aid: Financial aid is available for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program.

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