Financial Aid

Get the help you need to finance your education with University of the Rockies' Financial Services Department. Learn about all your tuition and financial options that are available for you.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

University of the Rockies officers and employees involved in financial aid processes including student loans adhere to the Student Loan Code of Conduct.

Financial Aid Overview

For the purposes of Financial Aid, you may be eligible to apply for the following student financial aid programs:

  • Direct Loans (unsubsidized)
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Veterans Educational Benefits
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Employer reimbursement

You will need to do the following to apply for Financial Aid:

  • Obtain a pin number at www.pin.ed.gov and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure to include the University of the Rockies school code: G35453;
  • Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling;
  • Review and sign the award letter; and 
  • Complete any additional paperwork requested by the financial aid office.

Federal Student Aid Eligibility

To be eligible for most types of financial aid, you must:

  • be accepted into a degree program*;
  • file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • be enrolled at least half-time in coursework that will count
  • towards the student’s degree each term;
  • maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress or meet probationary requirements (see SAP policy in the University of the Rockies Academic Catalog);
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen;
  • have a valid Social Security Number;
  • register with the Selective Service (if required);
  • certify that no federal student loan is in a default status and no money is owed on a federal student grant; and
  • certify that use of federal student aid is only for educational purposes.

*Students pursuing a Graduate Certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Incarcerated students are not eligible for financial aid.

Application Deadlines and Renewal of Aid

The annual application priority deadline for financial aid is June 1. Applications will be accepted after this date but may not receive priority. Financial Aid is not automatically renewed every year: you must re-apply by filing the FAFSA and other paperwork as necessary. The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is good for 10 years unless you change schools or lenders.

Verification

Verification is the confirmation through documentation of the information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is correct. The federal government routinely requires colleges and universities to verify, or confirm, the data reported by students and their parent(s) on the FAFSA. The verification process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled and prevents ineligible students from receiving financial aid to which they are not entitled. Please visit the Academic Catalog for more information about verification.

Non-Degree Seeking Student

A student must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a program in order to qualify for financial aid.

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