Colorado Christian University funds a variety of scholarships and grants for qualifying students in the College of Undergraduate Studies. These awards recognize students' academic and leadership ability, special talents, community service, and financial need. Scholarship and grant awards are determined by the year in which a student first enrolled at CCU.
Applicants to CCU will automatically be considered for academic awards and scholarships. Prospective students should complete their Application for Admission and submit their FAFSA by the priority date of April 1. Awarding is done on a first-come first-served basis as funds are available.
Academic Scholarships | Other Grants and Scholarships
CCU awards academic scholarships to new freshmen and transfer students who meet specific academic requirements. The awards listed below are for new CCU students enrolling in 2013-14, and are guaranteed for up to four years as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and is continuously enrolled in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. Academic scholarships can be applied only to tuition charges for on-campus enrollment.
The following table shows typical GPAs and test scores associated with the academic scholarship levels.
For freshmen, including those with AP and/or dual credit, the academic scholarships are based on the student's GPA from the last high school attended and ACT or SAT II composite test score (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing sections). Note that a higher test score may offset a lower GPA.
For transfer students with 15 or more post-high school college credits, the academic scholarships are based on the student's cumulative GPA from all colleges attended. For transfer students with less than 15 post high-school college credits, the scholarships are based on the student's GPA from the last high school attended and ACT or SAT II composite test score (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing sections). Note that a higher test score may offset a lower GPA.
Colorado Christian University provides additional scholarship and grant opportunities to students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies. As with academic scholarships, these awards do not need to be repaid.
The CCU Grant is given to students with financial need. Eligibility and amount vary annually based on need as determined by federal methodology. A student must apply for federal aid to be considered for this award. The CCU Grant is available for students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies.
The Athletics Scholarship is available to student-athletes in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies who are recommended for scholarship consideration by the CCU Athletics Department. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, unless otherwise noted by the Athletics Department. Scholarship amounts vary. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further information.
Note: The criteria for determining eligibility and award amounts are subject to change.
The Music Performance Scholarship is available to students in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies who exhibit exceptional musical ability. Recipients must audition to qualify, and are required to participate in choir or band ensemble. To maintain scholarship eligibility, they must also maintain satisfactory academic progress unless otherwise noted by the School of Music. More information regarding this scholarship is available on the Music Scholarships web page. Scholarship amounts vary.
Colorado Christian University has partnered with dozens of Christian high schools, and organizations, churches and parachurch ministries to provide financial opportunities for prospective students associated with these organizations to pursue their education at CCU. Learn more about our Partner School and Ministry Scholarships.
The First Generation Minority Student Scholarship is available for students enrolled in the College of Undergraduate Studies. This scholarship provides an opportunity for minority students whose parents did not attend college to complete a Christian college degree. CCU will support the students through a series of academic, personal, mentoring, and leadership development activities. The selection process is highly competitive and students must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the information reported on the FAFSA) to be eligible.