Office of Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid has tools to assist you and your CSU student. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to supporting you and your student as you explore options for financial aid and navigate billing.  Ultimately, as your student gains financial independence from you, this office is here to make that transition a smooth and positive one.

FAMweb: Family Portal

FAMweb provides students with the ability to designate trusted individuals, such as parents and family members, to have secure online access to view selected educational information from the student’s record. When discussing money matters with your student, it may be important to have access to this portal – which includes billing information, options for payment, and financial aid information.  Click here to learn how to gain access to FAMweb.

To Whom Can the Office of Financial Aid Release Information?

All institutions of higher education are required to follow FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act).  FERPA’s mission is to protect your student’s information.  When contacting the Office of Financial Aid, family members should expect to provide your student’s name, CSUID number, and answer a series of questions every time you contact the office. Thank you for helping us to ensure your student’s privacy protections are being met.

FAMweb provides students with the ability to designate trusted individuals, such as parents and family members, to have secure online access to view selected educational information from the student’s record.

Parent and Family Programs strongly suggests you have a conversation with your student about the level of access to their records they will grant you via FAMweb prior to the start of the academic year.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE THROUGH FAMWEB?

Students can choose to allow access to some or all of their educational records, including:

  • eBilling information
  • Financial Aid information
  • Grades for last completed term
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Class schedule for the semester in session
  • Tax information
MY STUDENT WOULD LIKE TO GRANT ME ACCESS TO FAMWEB, WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

Students can choose to grant access to trusted individuals through their RAMweb account.  Students will need the name and email address of the trusted individual to begin the process.  Once access is granted, the individual will receive an email asking to set up a FAMweb account.

More detailed directions are available here in the FAMweb Set-up Guides:

CASHIER’S OFFICE

For additional information about payment options, see the Cashier’s Office website for details.

The Cashier’s Office can be reached at (970) 491-2767.

The Office of Financial Aid is committed to supporting students and families in navigating the different types of aid that are offered and help in supporting students and families to make informed decisions.

Grants:

a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid.

Scholarships:

considered “gift aid”, which does not have to be repaid.  Scholarships are awarded by the institution, governments, private individuals, foundations, and community organizations.

Loans:

different types of loans are available, from federal student or parent loans, to private loans.  The Office of Financial Aid encourages students to borrow the amount of funds needed to successfully complete their education; this office is available to help students and families make informed decisions about taking out loans

  • Types of Loans:
    • Federal Loans to Students
    • Federal Loans to Parents
    • Short Term Loans
    • Alternative Education Loans

Work-Study:

part-time job opportunity where wages are used to help pay for college expenses. Awarded as part of a student’s financial aid package, represents amount a student is able to earn throughout the academic year.

For information about residency classification and requirements, see the Office of Financial Aid website for details.