Commitment to Colorado

The Colorado State University System is committed to making sure all of Colorado’s students have access to a high-quality university education, regardless of their financial situation. In the fall of 2011, CSU launched the Commitment to Colorado financial aid program to assist lower and middle-income students with tuition and fees. With this commitment, CSU is making it clear to parents and families that a university education is an option for all our children.

Commitment to Colorado Programs

General Eligibility: Students must be a Colorado resident, undergraduate, pursing their first Bachelor’s degree. Campuses have additional eligibility requirements.

CSU in Fort Collins

CSU's Commitment to Colorado is a pledge to provide Colorado students who have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $57,000 or less (and who meet other eligibility requirements) with grant funds from state and university sources to cover at least one-half the cost of tuition. In addition, those students who are eligible for a federal Pell Grant will receive grant funds from federal, state and university sources to cover 100% of tuition and standard fees. Click here to learn more.


Students from Colorado who complete their FAFSA by the March 1 deadline, receive a Pell, and attend full time (at least 12 credits) are eligible to receive a $1,000 Commitment to Colorado scholarship. This scholarship requires a 3.0 grade point average to renew and may NOT be combined with one of the renewable automatic merit scholarships. Click here to learn more.

CSU-Global Campus

As part of its Commitment to Colorado, CSU-Global Campus provides:

  • Guaranteed admission for students who have an associate’s degree from an accredited college.
  • Guaranteed tuition rates for continuously enrolled students through graduation.
  • 100% online, year-around classes.
  • Discounted tuition rates for military service men and women and their family members.