FLC Financial Aid Guide

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

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Students must be degree-seeking, accepted into the Teacher Licensing Program, as a prerequisite student, an approved certification course, or a graduate program to be considered for financial aid.

1. Submit your FAFSA

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the United States Department of Education annually for the most financial aid options from Fort Lewis College.

The FAFSA results are the basis of your financial aid file. You will be considered for all federal, state and institutional aid, including grants, loans, and work-study employment.

You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) after you submit your FAFSA. The SAR confirms that the U.S. Department of Education received and processed your FAFSA.

Important FAFSA dates

School Year

FAFSA Available

Suggested FAFSA Filing Date

Which Year’s Income and Tax Information Is Required


October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023 November 15, 2021 2020
2023-24 October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024 November 15, 2022 2021

We award financial aid on a first-come, most-in-need basis. Meeting the suggested FAFSA submission deadlines is essential to be considered an early applicant.

Late applicants may still be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant or a Federal Direct Loan but need-based funds from Fort Lewis College may not be available for late applicants.

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.

2. Colorado residents only: Apply for the Colorado Opportunity Fund

Colorado residents should apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) Stipend. The COF is a Colorado state benefit that reduces Colorado residents' tuition. Just like a grant, you don't have to pay it back.

3. Double-check

Financial aid options

Your FAFSA determines if you qualify for need-based financial aid based, which is why it's so important to fill out.

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 grants, loans, scholarships and work-study.

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