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.
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. Recent APS 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 $3,500 per year. This means an APS graduate's annual tuition at CSU-Global would be about $2,500. By comparison, the average undergraduate annual tuition at an accredited four-year university was more than five times that amount ($13,265) in the 2016-17 school year. Please make sure you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for financial aid.
*These rates are effective for students who enroll prior to July 31, 2018 as APS and CSU-Global work toward a long-term partnership. After July 31, 2018, these rates are subject to change under a new agreement including modest annual increases.
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 recent high school graduates and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate and continuing education opportunities.
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.
Thanks to the successful passage of APS’ 2016 bond measure, APS and CSU-Global continue to work toward a long-term partnership. An agreement will fund construction of a new building for CSU-Global’s main offices. In turn, APS would receive in-kind lease payments including 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!