Financial Aid Advising

Financial Aid for Degree-Seeking Students Enrolled in Continuing Education Courses

Degree-seeking students who receive financial aid may be able to apply that aid to cover the cost of their CE classes. Please work with a financial aid advisor to determine how your aid will apply to your CE bill. Students who encounter academic difficulty due to extenuating circumstances may need to complete a SAP appeal. Self-paced courses are eligible for financial aid on a very limited basis.

Continuing Education has a financial aid advisor to assist you in exploring all the options available to you. Please email for questions and to schedule a time to speak with a financial aid advisor.

Financial Aid for Nondegree Students

Students who wish to take CU Boulder courses but are not currently admitted to a degree program at the university are classified as nondegree students. Nondegree students are only eligible for financial aid if they take courses for one of the following reasons:

  • Necessary preparation for consideration of acceptance into a graduate program or second undergraduate program (requiring a departmental, graduate or pre-health advisor approval)
  • Teacher Certification or Recertification (requiring an education advisor approval)

For detailed information on financial aid eligibility and required paperwork, visit CU Boulder’s Financial Aid website or email for more information.

Financial Aid Advising

Students enrolled in university credit courses through Continuing Education may be eligible for financial assistance. Continuing Education has a financial aid advisor to assist you in exploring all the options available to you, whether you are a degree or nondegree student.

Detailed information about how to receive federal financial aid is available on the CU Boulder Financial Aid website.

Email questions to our Financial Aid Advisor at

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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