Federal Pell Grant

  • Federal Pell Grants usually are offered only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.)
  • If you are or have been incarcerated, your eligibility for federal student aid can be affected by incarceration and/or the type of conviction you have.
  • A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid, except under certain circumstances.

Colorado Student Grant (CSG)

The State of Colorado provides grants based on financial need to students who are residents of Colorado. If you are a full-time undergraduate resident of Colorado and have completed a FAFSA, you may be eligible for the CSG. Funding is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. These are students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Priority is given to full-time nonresident students who receive the Federal Pell Grant. FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

FosterEd Grant and Educational Training Voucher (ETV)

  • Students who were legally placed in foster care on or after the age of 13 have an opportunity to receive a grant that will pay for tuition and fees each term while here at Adams State University. This grant is provided through the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).
  • The first step to apply for this grant is to self-identify as having been in foster care to Adams State University Office of Financial Aid. Send an email to financialaid@adams.edu with your name, student ID, and a statement that you believe you qualify as a recipient of this grant.
  • Next, if you are between the ages of 17-25, you must apply for the Educational Training Voucher (ETV) in order to receive the FosterEd grant. This will provide additional, free money to apply to your cost of attendance. Apply here ETV Application
  • Please visit CDHE for more information on the FosterEd Grant
  • Please visit CDHE for more information on ETV