Welcome to Student Financial Services: Financial Aid at Western
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 and work-study. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our students.
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.
Code of Conduct
The Western Student Financial Services office has adopted and will follow the Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals as created by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
The Western Student Financial Services office is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to our students and their families with the appropriate level of professionalism and commitment to ethical standards.
Campus Policies and Student Right to Know
The Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 ( the Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid Programs to disclose information about graduation and retention rates, Pell grant recipients and crime statistics on or near their respective campuses.