The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships helps students and their families finance an MSU Denver education. From applying for aid to managing unmet cost, the financial aid office provides guidance, resources and advice at every step along the way. All financial aid funds can be used for educational expenses, including living expenses, while a student is attending college. In order to receive financial aid, graduate students will need to provide information to the federal government via the FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) and then have that information processed by the financial aid office.
Types of Aid for Graduate Students
Aid comes in many types: grants, loans, scholarships, and workstudy. Graduate students will be awarded based on half-time enrollment each aid year. Half-time enrollment for graduate students is based on 5 graduate credit hours each semester. Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans. For enrollment less than half-time the Office of Financial Aid will not be able to process any aid requests. Students who are registered more than half-time may request an increase in their budgets based off of the tuition amount they are being charged for their courses. Students may put the request on a REEVL, indicating that they would like their budget adjusted to reflect the amount of credit hours that they are enrolled in.
Student Success Building, Area 6, Suite 130
Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Center
Campus Box 2
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
For more information regarding financial aid policies, procedures, and deadlines, visit the Office of Financial Aid website, msudenver.edu/financialaid/graduate.