Types of Aid

Western Colorado University aims to make your education affordable through providing several options for financial assistance. If you have any questions regarding our financial aid options, please contact our Financial Aid department. 


Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a Merit Scholarship based on their GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Here, you can browse our scholarships and find out if you automatically qualify for any applicable scholarships. You can also apply for both common and program-based scholarships.

Tuition Discount Program

If you do not qualify for a merit scholarship, you may qualify for a Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Central Plains (CP) or Neighboring States discount, based on your residency.


Determine your eligibility for federal, state or institutional grants.


Explore your loan options. 

College Opportunity Fund (COF)

Learn more about the College Opportunity Fund—a stipend that allows eligible Colorado residents to save $85 per credit. 


Explore Western's work-study options, which allow students to work in a variety of settings on campus.