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 2011, CSU launched a 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 youth.

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

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CSU’s Colorado Tuition Assistance Grant is a pledge to provide Colorado students who have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $64,000 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 percent of tuition and standard fees. Click here to learn more.


Students from Colorado who complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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.


As part of its Commitment to Colorado, CSU-Global 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-percent online, year-around classes.
  • Discounted tuition rates for military service men and women and their family members.