FINANCIAL AID INFORMATIONColleges and Universities determine financial need based on the submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Some private schools use the CSS Profile (College Scholarship Service Profile) in addition to the FAFSA. Please consult each college's financial aid page for their requirements. Generally, men, age 18-25, living in the US (citizens and non-citizens alike) must register with the Selective Service in order to receive federal student aid.Many Colleges and Universities also offer significant merit aid/scholarships (based on academic performance/special talents) irrespective of financial need. Consult each school's website for merit-based opportunities.
STATE & REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The College Counseling office is NOT ABLE to stay current regarding all state and regional scholarships, however, we are familiar with two significant (full-ride) scholarships and discounted tuition opportunities with partnering western institutions.Boettcher Scholarship - highly competitive, must attend college in ColoradoDaniels - competitive, must exhibit true financial need/be low incomeWestern Undergraduate Exchange - out-of-state students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schoolsFor more information about these opportunities, please see Charlie during Access.
The College Counseling office is NOT ABLE to stay current regarding all national and corporate scholarships. Below is a list of scholarship search engines we suggest for independent research:Please keep in mind, you should never pay to apply for a scholarship.
Each year the Aspen community offers a generous variety of scholarships to Aspen High School graduating seniors. In 2019, 45 donors and organizations awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to 87 deserving students. Aspen High School coordinates most local scholarships into one general online process for students. The Aspen Community Foundation also administers several scholarships to which Aspen students may apply.PLEASE REFER TO THE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.