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Academic Advancement Center

Assisting students in persisting, succeeding, and graduating

We are accepting applications for participation in our program!
For Current or Newly Admitted CSU Students: We're excited that you're interested in becoming part of the AAC community!  
For Faculty/Staff: If you are a faculty/teacher/staff/counselor and would like to nominate a student for participation in our program, please complete and submit our AAC Referral Form and we'll get in touch with the student you've nominated.


To receive assistance, undergraduate students must have an academic need, and whose background includes one or more of the following:
  • Low-income - Family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the U.S. Census Bureau poverty level
  • First-generation – Neither parent has earned a baccalaureate degree
  • Have a documented visible or non-visible disability 
How to Apply
To submit your AAC Application, simply click on the "Apply Now" icon below and complete/submit our online application

Apply Now

Required Application Supporting Documents

Please download, fill out and return via email or fax (970-491-3476) the Income Verification Form
Disability Documentation (Some Applicants): If the applicant identifies as having a disability, please provide documentation to the Academic Advancement Center that your disability is on file with the Resources for Disabled Students office.

What Happens After You've Submitted Your Application

We review your application materials to verify that you are eligible to become part of the AAC and that we've received all of your supporting documentation.
Upon receiving your complete AAC application and supporting documents, we will contact you within 2-3 weeks via phone to schedule an applicant interview with you.
If at any point in time you have questions about your AAC application, please call AAC Administrative Assistant, Timothy Kefalas at or 970-491-3220.