Financial Aids

Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step and a Federal requirement for all college students who plan to pay for college with the help of Grants, Scholarships, Work Study Funds and Student Loan.

A FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log into certain US Department of Education websites.

CSS Profile
Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds.

College Invest
Expert advice, financial planning tools, and a variety of 529 college savings plans to meet Colorado family needs regardless of their savings and investment preferences.

Education Cents
Education Cents was created by CollegeInvest, a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. They provide free financial education tools, with a focus on saving and paying for college.

Tuition Funding Sources
Millions of available scholarships.

Saving for College
General information on saving money for college.

Calculating the Cost
FinAid’s custom calculators can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save and how much aid you’ll need.

FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college.

Education Investment Planner
Helps you estimate and compare costs of thousands of schools.

This award-winning site has grown into the one of the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

Helpful Hints from Boettcher
Tips on academics, test prep, activities, service, leadership, essays, recommendations, interviews and campus visits.


Create an account, report specific information about yourself and FastWeb will email you scholarships you qualify for.


A popular scholarship search site among students and universities across the country.

Scholarship Finder on CIC

Change fields about yourself and CIC will provide you a list of scholarship you qualify for.