The following information has been prepared to provide a better understanding of the student financial aid programs at Adams State University. The purpose of financial aid is to assist eligible students who, without such aid, would be unable to pursue their educational goals. The primary responsibility to meet university costs lies with the student and the student's family, with financial aid from the university being a supplementary source of funding. The amount of need-based financial aid offered to a student cannot exceed the student's documented financial need. A student's financial need is determined through a uniform need analysis of the student’s and/or family income, assets, etc. in comparison with the anticipated costs of the student's education. Financial aid records are classified as confidential and are treated accordingly.

Financial Aid Awards

Adams State University Office of Student Financial Aid complies with all regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures of the U.S. Department of Education, the state of Colorado and the administration of Adams State University.

Application for Financial Aid

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

All financial aid applications and forms are available at the One Stop Student Services Center or online at Financial aid is administered without regard to race, color, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.

Eligibility for financial aid must be determined each college year; therefore, applications are required to be completed annually. 

For information about financial aid, contact the One Stop Student Services Center located in the Student Union Building of Adams State University, Alamosa, CO 81101, call 719-587-7306, toll free 866-344-1687, or e-mail onestop AT adams DOT edu.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Loans are the most common type of assistance for graduate students. Once awarded, loan programs require online acceptance, entrance counseling, and a master promissory note. These can be completed by going to Some graduate scholarships are awarded through the Graduate School and individual departments. Please visit for more information.

A graduate student must be enrolled in at least three credit hours per semester at Adams State University to be eligible for financial aid. All applicants should apply as early as possible each academic year.