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How to Apply

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Complete the Financial Aid Application for Noncitizens.

Priority Deadline: Extended to May 1, 2024 for the 2024/2025 academic year.

The FAFSA is based on tax/income information from 2 years prior. (Example: 24/25 FAFSA is based on 2022 income information.)

Naropa School Code: 014652

Federal aid available:

Once the FAFSA is completed and you have been accepted at Naropa (must include SSN on your Admissions Application), Naropa will receive your FAFSA.

Your FAFSA may be selected for verification. Students selected for verification must complete the verification process before we can award them financial aid.

This may mean additional information/documentation you may need to provide or we may need to finalize some additional reviews to complete your file.

The status of your financial aid file can be checked on your Financial Aid Self-Service Portal.

Once your financial aid file has completed the review process, you will enter the awarding process. You will be emailed once your awards are able to be viewed.

Review your awards, reduce amounts, or decline awards you do not wish to take, on the My Awards section of your Financial Aid Portal

Once you have reviewed and accepted/declined your awards, you MUST be sure to sign your Offer Letter in order for any aid to be able to be applied toward your bill.

To sign your Offer Letter go to the Offer Letter section of your Financial Aid Portal

If you chose to borrow federal student  loans, you may have some additional steps to complete before you can receive your award.

Student loans require:

Please check out our Scholarship pages for more information about Naropa Scholarships.

Graduate Scholarships

Student Employment types students may be eligible for:

  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Federal Work Study/Naropa Student Employment
  • Community Work Study

For more information check out the ‘Assistantships’ and ‘Student Employment’ tabs on our Graduate Costs & Aid page.

Tips for Applying

  • The earlier you apply and complete all necessary paperwork, the more likely you are to receive the full amount of aid for which you are eligible
  • Late applicants and those whose financial aid application requirements are not met by the suggested deadline will still be awarded all forms of aid still available for which they are eligible
  • Students must complete the FAFSA with prior, prior tax year information. If your financial circumstances have changed, please contact the financial aid office.
  • Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA! This will transfer tax information from the IRS to your FAFSA.
  • If you are not required to file taxes, indicate so on the FAFSA and include any earnings on your application


The Financial Aid Office is required by law to report students to the Office of the Inspector General and/or local law enforcement officials if it is suspected that information has been misreported and/or altered for the purpose of increasing financial aid eligibility or fraudulently obtaining federal funds

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.