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Accepted? Now what?

Federal student loans are a common type of financial assistance. The Federal Direct loan program is specifically designed to offer low-interest (and in some cases, no interest) funding to help cover the costs of education.

Student loans are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. In some cases, parents may also borrow through the PLUS loan program to pay for your educational expenses.​

So, you've been accepted for admission to Colorado State University-Pueblo. Congratulations! Here are some important dates and next steps to enrolling.
  • Return your completed Verification of Information Form, which you received as part of your admissions packet.
  • Complete the FAFSA and Colorado State University-Pueblo scholarship application by the March 1 priority deadline. If you are admitted later, still apply for financial aid as soon as possible. You will need your PID to complete the scholarship form.
  • Pay $85 enrollment deposit​ and register for classes.
    • Freshmen should complete the Registration Authorization Form (provided immediately after depositing online and also e-mailed to deposited students by Admissions).
    • Transfer students will receive a Statement of Transfer Credit and special registration information approximately 2-3 weeks after admission.
    • The deposit is NOT required for readmit, guest, or graduate students and should only be paid for new entering freshmen and transfers.
  • Attend a Discover Day to experience campus first hand. If you cannot attend Discover Day, make other plans to visit campus. Contact the Visitor Center at 719.549.2418 or register for a tour online.
  • Check out our campus Virtual Tour at this page.
  • If you are a Colorado resident, apply for your College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend.
  • If you want someone other than yourself to have access to your student records, including your grades and bills, complete a FERPA form​ with the Registrar's Office (ADM 202).
  • Complete the Proof of Lawful Presence Verification Process in Admissions (ADM 201), if you have not applied for COF or submitted a FAFSA.
  • Submit medical records/immunization forms to Student Health Services.
  • Complete your housing contract in PAWS and send the deposit by May 15 if you are living on campus.
  • Register for ThunderWolf Welcome, which is our required orientation for all first-year freshmen and transfer students.
  • Submit final, official transcripts upon high school graduation or after completing your last semester at another college. Also, be sure to submit any official AP/IB scores and transcripts for any concurrent classwork you completed while in high school.
  • If you need special accommodations for a disability, please contact the Disability Resources and Support Center at 719.549.2648.
  • Be sure to check your student PAWS account for your student bill and related Financial Aid information, and pay your bill in a timely manner. PAWS allows easy access to Registration, Transcripts, Billing, Financial Aid, Course Evaluations, Address updates, Student Employment, Emergency Text, and more.
  • Review the campus calendar for important dates like the first day of class, tuition payment due dates, and drop-add deadlines.
  • Attend University welcome events, meet new people, and study hard in your classes.