Follow the Apply for Aid Checklist

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

This guide will help you through the financial aid application journey. Early planning and timely communication are your friends.

Make sure you are eligible

To be considered for financial aid, students must be one of the following:

  • Degree-seeking
  • Accepted into the Teacher Licensing Program,
  • A prerequisite student
  • In an approved certification course
  • In a graduate program

Submit your FAFSA

Your FAFSA determines if you qualify for need-based financial aid, so filling it out is essential.

Submit FAFSA for the most financial aid options

Lear more about the FAFSA

Create your FSA ID

Financial aid for undocumented students

The Colorado ASSET Bill allows undocumented students who are Colorado residents to be considered for financial aid from the state of Colorado.

ASSET Students do not need to complete the FAFSA application.

Submit a CAFSA

Colorado residents only: Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)

COF is a Colorado state benefit that reduces Colorado residents' tuition. Just like a grant, you don't have to pay it back.

Colorado residents apply for the COF stipend


All required documents must be submitted, and all discrepancies must be resolved.

Check missing requirements on WebOPUS

Understand your Financial Aid options

If you do not qualify for need-based financial aid, you will get help finding other resources to meet your educational expenses. FLC offers a combination of loans and scholarships.

Learn about the types of financial aid options

Check out some financial tools to help you plan

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

Use the COA Budget tool

What to expect next

The Financial Aid Office begins processing aid applications for the upcoming school year in December once your student financial aid file is complete and you're admitted to the College. 

Only new students will receive a mailed letter. Existing students will receive a notification through their official FLC email with a link to their WebOpus account with their financial aid award package.

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.