Financial Information


Academic Tuition
Fall 2019/2020 Tuition Rates:

In State: $380 per credit hour
Out of State: $830 per credit hour

Students receiving services from Inclusive Services take approximately nine credit hours per semester. 

Charge for Service

Fall 2019 support services fee: $3500    Two students standing in from of a UCCS Inclusive Services banner

Spring 2020 support services fee: $3500

The charge for service is a fee that students pay for UCCS to provide individualized supports for students with intellectual disabilities.

Services may include supports to:

  • participate in class
  • engage in homework
  • participate in campus social activities
  • work on campus in paid and volunteer positions
  • learn independent living skills such as problem-solving, self-care, communication, calendar and money management, the technology that will provide support in all life activities, meal preparation, and fitness and nutrition.

The charge for service is designed to support students to learn the skills that will allow them to be as independent as possible in all of their life activities. Mentors are trained to serve as a coach that will connect students to their peers, campus life, and academics. A heavy emphasis is placed on scaffolded teaching with supports that will fade as students take on more responsibility and independence. The Office of Inclusive Services values interdependence in how we all live and play together and works to infuse these values in the college experience.

*These are the estimated costs of yearly undergraduate tuition and fees at UCCS for Colorado resident students. These are averages and not a guarantee of cost of attendance for a student.

Resources for Funding University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Federal Pell Grant: COMING SOON-- When available the following will apply: Based on the information submitted on your FAFSA, The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will determine qualifications. The award range 2017-2018 is a minimum award of $600 to a maximum award of $5,775. Submissions can be made through

Alternative Education Loan: Students and parents who need additional funding may want to consider an alternative education loan with Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae currently offers a Smart Option Loan that is approved for non-degree opportunities for a student receiving services through the Office of Inclusive Services. The Smart Option Loan is based on credit approval and students will need to apply with a credit-worthy co-signer. Families may apply for the Smart Option loan online at using the school code. Please note that while Sallie Mae is approved for non-degree programs through the Office of Inclusive Services at UCCS, not all lenders are approved for non-degree programs.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR): Colorado DVR helps individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain employment by providing a range of services based on individual employment needs and goals.   All services are determined, coordinated and provided based on an established employment goal. Please visit Colorado DVRs website for additional information at


NDSS Scholarship:
The National, Down Syndrome Society, has an exciting scholarship opportunity for students with Down syndrome. The mission of the O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome - 18 and older - who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs. Read more and download the application here

Ruby's Rainbow Scholarship:
The mission at Ruby's Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes. It is the goal to create awareness of the capabilities of these amazing individuals and help them achieve their dreams of higher education. Apply here for the 2019-2020 school year.

Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship:
Ethan Saylor had many passions during his 26 years of life. Whether it was rocking out to music, working with Law Enforcement or playing the guitar, when Ethan wanted to do something, nothing was going to stop him.

Each year the NDSS awards a $500 scholarship to an individual who embodies the same energy that Ethan carried with him. The scholarship is designed to help give individuals with Down syndrome a way to pursue their quests, regardless of any perceived limitations. This award will be given annually to those who display the same drive and determination to pursue their dreams. Apply here.

The Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association:
The Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association has established a higher education scholarship to help fund students from the Pikes Peak Region who have Down syndrome. Learn more and apply here.

Think College:
Click here to find out more information on paying for college through the Think College website!