Financial Aid awards at Fort Lewis College

Our office processes all your financial forms, including the FAFSA, to help you get financial assistance for the cost of college.

This process can be complicated. Get help from one of our Skyhawk Specialists at any time!

Apply for aid

Follow this checklist for the best possible financial aid package.

Accept aid

Learn how to accept financial aid package and next steps to receive it.

View file

Manage your Financial Aid file in WebOPUS.

How to...

1098 Tax Form
  • The 1098T is a form to report qualified tuition and related expenses for possible education tax credits.
  • Qualified tuition and related expenses include tuition and required fees for eligible post-secondary educational institutions.
    • Typically, housing and meals are not eligible costs
  • The expenses must be paid during an academic period that begins in the same tax year or the first three months of the following tax year.
  • If a student did not receive a 1098T in the mail, it may be because their balance on the account was less than the amount they received for grants and scholarships.
  • Students can still access and print the 1098T form on WebOpus for the correct tax year if they choose to do so.

Students can access the 1098T form by logging into WebOpus, selecting Student Services, and then My Billing Information.

Academic Calendar

Find the full calendar of key dates, including breaks and semester start and end dates.

ASSET program for undocumented students

Undocumented students, new or continuing, are eligible for in-state tuition through FLC's ASSET program if they have attended high school in Colorado for at least three years immediately before graduation or completion of a Colorado GED.

Eligibility for the ASSET program:

  • Attend a public or private high school in Colorado for at least three years before graduation OR earn a Colorado GED
  • Enroll in a Colorado college or university within 12 months of high school graduation or GED completion, OR graduate/complete GED before September 1, 2013, and have lived in Colorado for 18 months before the semester starts
  • If you did not enroll within 12 months of high school graduation or GED completion before September 1, 2013, you must provide proof of living in Colorado for 18 consecutive months before the semester start. The proof must show a Colorado address.

How to apply for FLC's ASSET program:

  • Provide:
    • Copy of lease agreement signed by all parties or rent receipts
    • Copy of warranty deed or tax liability statement for homeowners
    • Students who lived with a friend or relative must provide a notarized statement from that person indicating the property address and the dates of residence
  • Provide at least two of the following documents:
    • Colorado state identification or driver’s license
    • Colorado vehicle registration
    • Proof of employment (W-2 or check stubs)
    • Signed copies of Colorado income tax return or Colorado tax transcript for the previous year

To apply for ASSET in-state tuition

  • Complete the College Opportunity Fund (COF) affidavit indicating you are or will be applying for legal presence in Colorado.
  • The Admission Office will give you a Fort Lewis College ASSET Affidavit to fill out that will require additional documents. Submit the packet to the Admission Office 30 days before the semester starts.
  • Provide official final high school transcripts from a Colorado school you attended for at least three years or official Colorado GED transcripts.
  •  If you are transferring from another college, provide proof of acceptance at a Colorado college or university within 12 months of completing high school or your GED.
Authorized User Setup

Add an authorized user to your Student Account Suite so they can view and manage bill payments. Authorized users can be any third party a student wants to allow access to their Student Account Suite. 

CAFSA application - the FAFSA alternative for undocumented students

Financial aid for undocumented students

The Colorado ASSET Bill allows undocumented students to be considered for financial aid from the state of Colorado. Students must complete the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) to be considered.

*ASSET Students do not need to complete the FAFSA application.

Cost of Attendance (COA) Budget Tool

The COA Budget tool helps you understand how much financial aid you might need to cover the total costs of attending Fort Lewis College.

Dates & deadlines

Important dates for financial aid, registration, course withdrawal, and more.

Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid

There are some eligibility requirements to keep your Financial Aid. You must meet specific requirements, such as:

  • United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Admitted to Fort Lewis College
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, certificate program, or the Teacher Licensing Program
  • Not in default on a student loan or owe an overpayment of a federal grant
Summer session financial aid

Fort Lewis College does not have designated aid for summer. Summer financial aid is usually limited to Federal Direct Loans and, in some cases, a Federal Pell Grant. To be considered for summer financial aid, students should:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the summer to be considered for Federal Direct Loans
  • Have a valid FAFSA application on file
  • Not be on academic disqualification
  • Not be on financial aid suspension
  • Not have borrowed their annual loan limits
  • Not have reached their lifetime Pell Grant or Federal loan limits

Students MUST consult with the Financial Aid Office before adjusting their summer schedule to avoid having to pay back any of their summer aid.

After registration, the Financial Aid Office will email students starting in April each year with a link to view their summer financial aid package.

Verifying Financial Aid documents

If you are selected for verification, our office needs to confirm the information on your FAFSA application before we can determine your eligibility for need-based aid. Don't assume you've done something wrong if you've been chosen for verification.

The most common types of verification documents requested:  

  • Student's and parent's IRS tax transcript.
  • Parents' and/or students' W-2(s) 
  • Verification Worksheets 
  • Copies of social security cards 
  • Birth certificates 
  • Marriage licenses 
  • Income and expense statements 
  • Asset statements 
  • Eligible non-citizen status documents

If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you must provide our office with an official Federal Income Tax Return Transcript for verification. If you are a dependent student, we will also need a copy of your parent's or parents' Federal Income Tax Transcript.

Tax filers can request Federal Tax Return Transcript information free of charge by:

Tax filers who cannot get an IRS Tax Return Transcript because of IRS identity theft submit a Tax Return DataBase View (TRDBV) instead along with a signed and dated statement indicating that they were victims of tax-related identity theft and that the IRS is aware of it.

  • You will be referred to the Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU), the toll-free number 800-908-4490. 
  • To get a TRDBV, tax filers should call the Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) at 800-908-4490 and ask them to mail a TRDBV.
Veteran Benefits

Veterans Affairs and higher education institutions like Fort Lewis College collaborate to administer education benefits through the VA and the GI Bill®. GI Bill® is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) registered trademark. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

Why aren't my grants and/or scholarships reflected on my bill?
  • Make sure you are enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduates and 9 credit hours for graduate students). Contact the Skyhawk Station if you don't plan on being a full-time student to get your financial aid package adjusted to part-time.
  • Contact the Skyhawk Station to see if Fort Lewis College has received your FAFSA information and a check from your scholarship donor. 
  • Ask the Skyhawk Station about your Satisfactory Academic Progress status.
  • Remember, you must electronically accept the Terms and Conditions of your financial aid on your WebOPUS account.

Contact us

Skyhawk Station

Phone: 970-247-7301
Drop-in: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday


Skyhawk Station staff will check you in and guide you to a self-service kiosk or connect you with a Skyhawk Specialist or Advisor.