Financial Aid and Scholarships - Emily Griffith Techincal College

Financial Aid and Scholarships

From the first day Emily Griffith Technical College opened its doors more than 100 years ago, this college was committed to providing a real-world education for real budgets. That’s in our DNA.

Today, scholarships and financial aid are an important part of our educational access. Here’s a snapshot of how tuition and financial aid break down at Emily Griffith:

Average program tuition  $6,590
Average financial aid award– $5,090
Average out-of-pocket cost$1,500

What’s the one thing to remember about financial aid?

Apply! Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify, apply anyway. Most of our students receive some sort of grant or scholarship, or benefit from programs paid for by the government. We do not offer Federal Direct Loans.

Here’s how to start:

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at This is your gateway to most types of financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Colorado Student Grant, Career and Technical Education Grant, and Colorado Work-Study. In order to qualify you must:

  • Apply to Emily Griffith Technical College and be accepted in a Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every academic year. The Emily Griffith Technical College Federal School Code is 005596.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Meet Emily Griffith Technical College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy requirements.
  • Not be in default with any federal student loan programs.
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED®  or completed homeschooling. 
  • Male students between the ages of 18 and 25 must have registered for Selective Service.

    2. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR). After submitting the FAFSA, you will receive your SAR by email link (assuming you provided a valid email address). It will summarize your FAFSA information and provide insight into your financial aid eligibility. Correct anything that’s wrong with your FAFSA.

    3. Verify your information. The law says that before offering Federal Student Aid, we may ask you to confirm the information you reported on your FAFSA. To verify that you provided the correct information, we will compare your FAFSA with the information on the verification forms and with any other required documents. If there are differences, your FAFSA information will be corrected.

    4. Review your aid offer from Emily Griffith. (Keep in mind, your financial aid file will not be completed until you have been accepted into a qualified federal financial aid program and you are eligible to register.)

Want help with the FAFSA? Contact the Financial Aid Office at 720-674-6695 to schedule an appointment.  


As part of the financial aid process you might be asked to submit information in addition to your FAFSA.

Find forms here.

Scholarships at Emily Griffith

Emily Griffith offers additional financial aid in the form of scholarships. Unlike student loans, scholarships don’t need to be paid back! However, scholarships may be adjusted if there are changes to y our enrollment.

  1. Are you enrolling in an Emily Griffith certificate program? Apply for a scholarship here.
  2. Are you taking English-language classes through the Language Learning Center? Then apply for scholarships here.

Financial Aid Definitions

Financial aid has its own language. Here’s a brief guide to help decipher the terms:

Grants: These are funds you might receive because your FAFSA showed you qualified for need-based aid. Grants don’t have to be paid back. However, grants may be adjusted if there are changes to your enrollment.

Scholarships: Scholarships also don’t need to get paid back. You might receive a scholarship because of financial need, academic merit or other criteria.

Work-study: These are state funds that you can earn by working at Emily Griffith.

Loans: Loans are funds that must be repaid. Emily Griffith does not offer loans as part of its financial aid packages.

SAP: Satisfactory Academic Progress is earning good grades and completing your classes (credits, hours, etc.) to keep moving toward successfully completing your certificate. Learn more about our SAP policy.

Need more information?

Emily Griffith Financial Aid

Location: 1860 Lincoln Street, 6th Floor
Phone: 720-423-4744
Fax: 1-720-528-8144

Hours of operation: 
Monday-Tuesday 7:30 a.m-6 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-noon