Receipt of Commitment to Colorado funding showed a positive association with first year student retention rates for 2011-2012 and for 2012-2013.
Annually almost 1,000 Colorado freshmen students have received Commitment to Colorado funding.
Currently over 4,000 students have received Commitment to Colorado funding each year.
Commitment to Colorado is the largest need-based grant offered at Colorado State University.
Commitment to Colorado currently covers 20% of all Colorado undergraduates at Colorado State University.
Most undergraduate Colorado students with a family adjusted gross income (AGI) of $57,000 or less will receive Commitment to Colorado funding to cover half the student share of base tuition.
Access to High-Quality, Affordable Higher Education
As part of its land grant mission, Colorado State University wants to ensure that financial challenges will not prevent any undergraduate Colorado student who is admitted to the university from attending.
CSU’s Commitment to Colorado provides Colorado students who have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on their most recently filed federal income tax return(s) of $57,000 or less (and who meet other eligibility requirements) with grant funds from federal, state and university sources to cover at least one-half the cost of student share of base tuition. Students who are eligible for federal Pell Grant may be eligible to receive grant funds to cover at least 100% of student share of base tuition and standard fees.
Students may be asked to provide additional financial information beyond what is collected on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This information will be used to accurately award Commitment to Colorado funds based on a comprehensive analysis of a family’s ability to pay for college.
This funding has been very important to my family because we know the difference having a degree can make.
Senior, Biological Sciences
Commitment to Colorado funding has been vital to my success as a low-income student.
April Tamburelli & son, Evan
Senior, Environmental Engineering
Commitment to Colorado allows me to further my education & become the individual that I know I am capable of being.
Senior, Health and Excercise Science
This funding has helped lessen my parents' financial burden and relieved me of having to work in Denver while at CSU.
Senior, Environmental Health
I wouldn’t be here without Commitment to Colorado funding. I can’t say enough about how helpful it has been.
Sophomore, Theatre major
Change a young life and change the world.
Careful management of University expenses and reallocation of resources into the financial aid program during the past several years is helping to get Commitment to Colorado off the ground. The goal is to partner with individuals, families, corporations, and foundations that share our dedication to the promise of higher education and the importance of access.