APS is Transforming College and Career Success Culture through Innovative Partnership with CSU-Global!

APS is committed to preparing students for college and career success. We are continually building on our college culture and providing more postsecondary opportunities for students.

We are excited to engage in a new innovative partnership with Colorado State University-Global for students to pursue postsecondary education and certificate programs at discounted tuition rates. APS students and recent graduates (Class of 2012 or later) are eligible for an exclusive tuition rate of $250 per credit hour (over 28% off the standard rate of $350 per credit hour).* This discount can save families approximately $2400 a year on tuition (based on a typical course load). Students pursuing an undergraduate degree can save up to $9600!

Students who qualify for Federal Pell Grants can apply, on average, an additional $3500 per year. This means an APS graduate's annual tuition cost would be about $2500. Learn more about Federal Pell Grants here.

*Discount rates may be subject to a modest annual escalation. 

Please note: CSU-Global recently received approval to serve freshmen in Colorado. For more information about its freshmen admission requirements for bachelor’s degrees, please visit https://csuglobal.edu/freshmen.


CSU-Global is a completely online, regionally accredited university designed for working adults and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as continuing education credit.


Call 1-800-920-6723 to speak with an Enrollment Counselor. Please identify yourself as an APS graduate (Class of 2012 or later), faculty member or staff member to your Enrollment Counselor for more information about the discounted tuition rates. 

Thank you to Aurora voters for making this partnership possible with your support of the 2016 bond measure! The 2016 bond includes funding for a new building to house CSU-Global’s main offices. APS is receiving in-kind lease payments that will provide both free and more affordable postsecondary options for APS students, recent graduates and staff.

Support for Student Success

Every student in APS creates a plan for his or her future. These plans may include pursuing a college degree, certificate program or career credentials. Our teachers, counselors and staff members support students as they develop and implement their plans. In addition, several of our high schools have College and Career Centers that provide invaluable resources for students seeking postsecondary opportunities. Staff members at these centers guide students as they fill out college, financial aid and scholarship applications.

APS also offers many opportunities for students to earn college credit for free while still in high school and even earn an associate's degree! These programs reduce the amount of time and expense families spend on a college education. Some of our innovative student options include:

Shaping the Future

Every student shapes a successful future!

Every student in APS will have:

a PLAN for his or her future

a set of SKILLS to implement his or her future

CREDENTIALS that open doors!