Office of Financial Aid–CU Denver, Downtown Campus

Most financial aid opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students are available from the Office of Financial Aid–Downtown Campus. All students seeking financial aid other than research assistantships sponsored by individual faculty should go through the Financial Aid office.

Office of Financial Aid
UC Denver, Downtown Campus
Campus Box 125
P.O. Box 173364 
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Phone: 303-556-2886 
E-mail: financialaid@ucdenver.edu 
Physical Location: North Classroom 1030

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Each applicant to both the MA and MS programs is automatically considered for a Teaching Assistant position. At the end of the review process, students who are selected will receive that offer along with their program acceptance letter. TA opportunities are available past a student's first semester as well.

Current students can also apply for Research Assistant roles as they open up or as GES faculty announce them to students. Students will be notified via e-mail as these positions open up. 

Tuition Assistance

This type of assistance from the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences is generally only available to graduate students in the MS in Environmental Sciences Program. Incoming MS students will be automatically considered for program-distributed tuition assistance at the time of admission to the program. Continuing students will be regularly apprised of available aid and positions. Due to sustained recent budget cuts, tuition assistance through the MSES program has been temporarily suspended. All graduate students seeking financial aid other than research assistantships sponsored by individual faculty, should go through the Financial Aid office.

Brigadier General Rodgers Scholarship for Undergraduate Geography Majors

As a result of a generous fund established by Mrs. Rodgers in honor of her late husband Brigadier General William M. Rodgers, a former instructor in our department, the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences awards up to two, $1,000 scholarships each fall for undergraduate geography majors. Please visit the Brigadier General William M. Rodgers Scholarship Web site for further information.