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First-Time College Students

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Have You Applied For Financial Aid Yet?

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The earlier you complete this step, the better.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by using MSU Denver’s school code 001360. And don't forget to check out MSU Denver's scholarships which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis or based on academics, achievement and financial need.

After You've Been Admitted

As a First-Time College Student


1) Get Your Student ID Number

You will receive your Student ID Number in your digital and mailed acceptance letter. You can also get your Student ID Number from the Office of Admissions.

2) Follow Instructions on My First Login

Get your NetID and PIN to set up your student email account and access your Student Hub. Please check your MSU Denver student email account regularly for important messages.

3) Attend Orientation

First-time college students are required to attend New Student Orientation before registering for classes. Sign up as soon as dates are available to secure your spot.

4) Meet Your Advisor and Register for Classes

You should receive advising and register for classes during Orientation. If not, you must set up an appointment with your advisor before selecting classes (required).

5) Authorize the College Opportunity Fund Stipend

Colorado residents qualify for the COF stipend which pays for a portion of in-state tuition. If you did not authorize COF on your application, remember to do that after you register for classes.

6) Visit Tivoli for Your Books and Student ID Card

Purchase books and supplies at Tivoli Station. Secure your Student ID card in Tivoli, Room 205. Items needed: $22 (cash or credit/debit), valid photo ID and a copy of your class schedule.

7) Pay Your Tuition

Pay tuition and fees via the Student Hub or at the Cashier’s Office located in the Jordan Student Success Building, Room 140, by 5 p.m. on the Friday before classes begin.

Review Other Requirements

All students should carefully review and complete any necessary steps regarding Health Insurance Requirements and Immunization Requirements.


Access Center

Students with mental health, hearing, visual, physical, chronic health and learning disabilities are encouraged to contact the Access Center

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