The UCCS Promise helps eligible low income families who are Colorado residents meet the cost of tuition, books and fees. Students must meet priority date and enroll full-time to be eligible for the UCCS Promise.

For students who:

  • Are in-state undergraduate students
  • Are first-time freshmen OR transfer from a Colorado community college
  • Have a family income at or below 150% the poverty guidelines determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Enroll full-time (12 credit hours)
  • Are Pell eligible

That also meet the following application dates*:

  • File the FAFSA by March 1st*
  • Complete the UCCS scholarship application by March 1st
  • Be admitted to UCCS by April 1st*

The University will guarantee that a combination of federal and state grants, institutional grants, and work study earnings will cover the entire cost of tuition, fees, and books.

*Those admitted after April 1st and those that file their FAFSA after March 1st will be considered if additional funding becomes available.

For more information, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid/Student Employment located in Room 201 of Cragmor Hall or call (719)255-3460 (or 800-990-8227). E-mail us at finaidse@uccs.edu Financial Aid Office hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday