Pursuing a college degree is one of the best investments in your future that you can make. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help you review your college costs and apply for financial aid programs. Our mission is to make an outstanding Adams State education affordable and the financial aid and scholarship process as simple and straightforward as possible. Each of our staff is dedicated to your success and we look forward to assisting you with your financial aid applications.
- 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.