Financial Aid

Platt College's Institutional FAFSA Code is 030149

Welcome to the Financial Aid Pages. Receiving financial assistance to attend college can be a burdensome process, but our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through step by step. Each year, thousands of dollars in scholarships and other aid goes unclaimed due to families not understanding the process or completing information in a timely manner. Remember, our office is here to assist you in every way possible to ensure a rewarding financial aid experience. To help incoming students deal with the challenges of going to college, we recommend reviewing the some additional information provided by the Department of Education. It provides relevant, comprehensive information about why you should go college, how to attend, and how to pay for it.

We are here to help.  Contact our Financial Aid office at 303-369-5151. Michael Vigil, Director of Financial Aid

Mission of the Financial Aid Office:

The mission of Platt College's Financial Aid Office is to remove financial barriers, provide access to higher education and to provide students and their families with courteous and efficient financial services while complying with all federal, state and College policies. The Financial Aid Department is committed to serving the needs of students in a fair and equitable manner, including those with disabilities and diverse backgrounds.

Entrance and Exit Counseling

Entrance counseling is required before you can receive your first Direct Subsidized Loan, or Direct Unsubsidized Loan as an undergraduate, or your first Direct PLUS Loan as a graduate/professional student.

Exit counseling is required when you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment. Minimum enrollment to be considered for aid is 6 hours in a quarter. Exit counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s).

At the end, you'll need to provide the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number for your next of kin, two references who live in the U.S., and current or expected employer (if known).

Enrollment Requirements

Financial aid awards are based on the assumption of full-time enrollment in a degree-seeking program every quarter at Platt College. To be eligible for aid, students must meet minimum enrollment requirements. Enrollment is verified each quarter prior to disbursement of funds and at the end of the add/change period. A change in enrollment status could result in a revision of the financial aid package. To remain eligible for federal financial aid, students must also attend all registered classes at least once during the quarter. Contact the financial aid office if you plan to take fewer hours than minimum required for full-time enrollment.

Undergraduate students

  • Full-time enrollment: 12 hours in a quarter
  • Minimum enrollment to be considered for aid: 6 hours in a quarter

Course Repeats and Financial Aid Eligibility

According to federal legislation, effective July 1, 2011, repeat classes may only count towards financial aid eligibility if (a) the course was previously failed or (b) the course was previously passed only once. This means a student who fails a class may repeat a class and have it count as credit toward the determination of enrollment status for financial aid purposes but a student who has already passed a class may only repeat the class once more (i.e., to receive a better grade) and have these credits count toward financial aid eligibility. The Financial Aid Office does not determine if you may repeat a class, only whether you may be eligible for financial aid for a repeat class. For more information on the College policy regarding repeat coursework, please visit Policy 02:15:00 Pass to Progress and Policy 02:24:00 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). 

Enrollment Changes

To be eligible for financial aid, students must meet minimum enrollment requirements. A change of enrollment status at any point during a term could result in a revision of the financial aid package.

For more consumer information, including accreditation, tuition and fees, and the BSN program, visit our College Consumer Page.  Visit our Gainful Employment Page in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment Regulations for more information on graduate rates, median debt of graduates completing this program and other important information.