Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, academic achievement, financial need, or a combination of the three. Financial need is rarely the primary factor considered, but it is often used to make a decision among equally qualified finalists. The
criteria of each scholarship depend on the values or goals of the group offering the scholarship, however, you must meet all criteria in order to be eligible.
Important to note - you don't have to be admitted to the College in order to apply for financial aid or scholarships. But you must be admitted at the time scholarship decisions are made to be considered.
Incoming graduate students are eligible for the CAP Opportunity Scholarship. The University of Colorado Denver and the College of Architecture and Planning recognize that a diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, faculty, and staff. We strive to recruit students who will further enrich this diversity and make every attempt to support their academic and personal success while they are here. This scholarship is being offered in support of this goal. You may find the application form for this scholarship here.
For information on the types of financial aid available, office policies and resources, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.
Helpful Financial Aid Hints:
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you proceed with the financial aid process:
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) helps higher education systems in the western United States share resources with each other, including tuition reciprocity.
Participating WICHE states and territories are:
If you are a resident of a WICHE state or territory, you are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition. You can find out more about how this program works at CU Denver through Undergraduate Admissions.
If you live in a WICHE state or territory, you can apply to any CAP graduate program as a WICHE-WRGP applicant and, if you are accepted, pay Colorado in-state resident tuition. Find out more.
When applying to a College of Architecture and Planning program, indicate you are a WICHE applicant, answer the residency questions and provide a copy of your driver’s license that demonstrates you currently reside in a WICHE state or territory.
Once you are a student at CU Denver, you must maintain your residency in your home state in order to continue to qualify for the WICHE discounted tuition rates.