UCCS Student Relief Fund

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has limited scholarship funds available for continuing undergraduate students who are legally present in Colorado as part of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow) programs. These students are particularly encouraged to apply and will receive preference. Students must have over a 3.0 cumulative CU GPA to qualify. These funds require students to demonstrate financial need by submitting the ASSET Student Financial Aid Application or the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). Students must submit this form to be considered for and award from the Student Relief Fund. Award amounts vary.

Applicants will be notified of scholarship results in May.

ASSET / DACA, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion , Need Based
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or “eligible non-citizen” according to the FAFSA?
  2. Educational history
    • Did you attend high school or receive a GED in the United States?
    • If yes, name high school and graduation date or date GED conferred.
  3. Provide an itemized estimate of tuition and fees you will need for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The bill estimator from the UCCS Bursar Office can help you calculate this amount.
  4. List all available resources you have to pay the above costs. The itemized list should include the amount you estimate from student contribution, parent contribution, scholarship aid, and other resources you will receive to help you pay the above tuition and fees.
  5. In a MINIMUM OF 100 WORDS, how do you interpret this quote with regard to the label "DREAMER." - “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriett Tubman MAXIMUM OF 250 WORDS allowed. Essays will be ranked based upon content, length, grammar, spelling, organized structure, and attention to detail. You are encouraged to write an essay that grabs the attention of the reader by being creative and using rich language.
  6. Have you or will you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or ASSET Financial Aid Application by the UCCS Student Relief Fund application deadline? Visit the DACA/ASSET Students Section of the UCCS Financial Aid Website to download this form.
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