Significant Education Discounts for APS Graduates and Staff
One of the core beliefs in the APS strategic plan, APS 2020, is that community partnerships provide vital resources and opportunities for students and families. We are excited to engage in a new partnership with Colorado State University Global to provide graduates and staff members the opportunity to pursue postsecondary education and certificate programs at significantly discounted rates. Please identify yourself as an APS graduate, faculty or staff member to your Enrollment Counselor for more information about the discounted tuition rates. Call 1-800-920-6723 to speak with an Enrollment Counselor.
CSU Global is a completely online, regionally accredited university designed for working adults and recent high school graduates and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate and continuing education opportunities.
Who is eligible for reduced tuition rates at CSU Global?
Aurora Public Schools Graduates
Staff Pursuing Teacher Certification
Current APS employees who are aspiring teachers may pursue earning their teaching certification without putting life on hold.
They will receive a tuition rate of $335 per credit hour, which is 33% off the standard rate of $500 per credit hour!
Teachers Interested in Leadership Positions
APS teachers interested in leadership positions may enroll in the CSU Global Principal Licensure program at the reduced rate of $335 per credit hour.
This tuition is 33% off the standard rate of $500 per credit hour!
Staff Pursuing Bachelor's or Master's Degrees
APS staff earning bachelor's or master's degrees qualify for reduced tuition. Undergraduate tuition is $265 per credit hour, which is 24% off the $350 standard rate. Graduate tuition is $335 per credit hour, which is 33% off the $500 standard rate!
Thanks to the successful passage of APS’ 2016 bond measure, APS and CSU Global continue to work toward a long-term partnership. An agreement helped to fund construction of a new building for CSU Global’s main offices. In turn, APS receives in-kind lease payments including free and more affordable postsecondary options for APS students, recent graduates and staff.
Please Note: These rates may be subject to modest annual increases.
APS and CSU Global Offer Golden Eagle Scholarship
Aurora Public Schools and Colorado State University Global have partnered to provide the APS Golden Eagle Scholarship! This is a four-year opportunity exclusively for APS students who want to attend CSU Global, a 100% online university.
Every scholarship recipient will receive a minimum of $7,500 per year, and may receive more depending on the student’s unmet need after other financial aid. Based on need, most scholarship recipients will be able to attend college for free!
Students interested in learning more about the APS Golden Eagle Scholarship are encouraged to speak with their high school counselors or visit The Denver Foundation website.
As a reminder, even if a student does not receive this scholarship, all APS graduates and staff qualify for significantly discounted rates at CSU Global.
To learn more about the Golden Eagle Scholarship and other affordable postsecondary options for APS students, recent graduates and staff, visit the CSU Global website.