Financial Aid: Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services is here to help you navigate and obtain a wide variety of financial assistance to help you pay for your education.

A Western State Colorado University education is an excellent investment in your and/or your child's future.  The Student Financial Services staff are here to help you understand the various financial aid programs that are available, and to work individually with those who face significant financial difficulties during their career at Western.  Overall 74 percent of our students receive some type of financial assistance, which includes federal, state and institutional awards.  Please review this site for information about our scholarships, grants, loans, tuition programs and work-study programs.  We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our students and their families.  

Our Mission

Student Financial Services supports students in achieving their academic goals, by helping remove financial barriers in obtaining a quality education.  The office's mission is to offer coordinated delivery of student aid programs that support the recruitment of academically talented and diverse students.  Our main goals include delivering funds in a timely and equitable manner, and acting with fiscal responsibility to follow federal, state and institutional policies and regulations, in the administration of student financial aid.

Student Financial Services supports enrollment and retention by connecting students and their families to financial resources, and educating parents and students so they can make sound financial decisions.  In responding to the diverse and changing needs of the university, a spirit of cooperation, innovation and fairness will be maintained.  Student Financial Services is committed to providing exemplary service in the most effective and efficient way possible to support the needs of our students and university community.

Use our financial aid tools webpage to help you navigate through the financial aid process!