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Types of Financial Aid

Low tuition and fee rates and the absence of most residential fees keep the cost of attending Otero College to a minimum. Nevertheless, Otero College does operate an extensive financial aid program for students who find it impossible or difficult to enter or remain in college without some type of financial assistance.

Financial aid is awarded to students on the basis of need. In determining need in a consistent way for all aid candidates, Otero College requires all students and/or parents to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid and information about financial aid may be obtained from the high school guidance counselors or from the Otero Director of Financial Aid at 719-384-6834. The

FAFSA website is:

Types of Financial Aid Available


Colorado Scholars Program (3.0 GPA scholarship)
Private Donor Scholarships


Federal Pell Grant
Colorado Student Grant
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
State Student Incentive Grant


Federal Stafford Student Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
Federal PLUS Loans (parents)

Employment Opportunities:

College Work-study Programs

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