PPSC Department of Military & Veterans Programs Announces New Scholarship For Active Duty Military Students.

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press release | apr 15, 2021

Pikes Peak State College’s (PPSC) Department of Military & Veterans Programs (DMVP) announces a new scholarship that ensures active duty military students who use Tuition Assistance (TA) funding and enroll in traditional online classes will not have an out-of-pocket tuition expense. 

The MILCAP Scholarship will cover the cost difference between the Department of Defense tuition assistance (TA) cap of $250.00 a credit hour and PPSC’s online tuition rate of $263.20 a credit hour through the summer 2021 semester. 

The Colorado Community College System just announced that starting fall 2021, the cost for online classes for qualifying active-duty military will be set at $250 per credit hour at all Colorado Community Colleges.

This system wide decision comes as a result of several factors. PPSC and other CCCS colleges have seen a drastic reduction in active-duty military student enrollment. These students like many PPSC students face a number of barriers. Cost should not be one of them. 

In addition, competition is becoming stiff. Other local schools and well-known online-focused schools have been offering special options for active military, including tuition at the DoD cap or less.

"A recent survey conducted by PPSC's MVP revealed that more than 60 percent of students say that cost is a major factor in staying enrolled and 70 percent say they are not willing to pay over the Tuition Assistance cap. Offering this scholarship is just the right thing to do," says Paul DeCecco, PPSC's Director of Military and Veterans Programs.
Learn more: mvp@pikespeak.edu or 719-502-4200

About PPSC
Established in 1968 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, PPSC offers associate degrees, certifications in career and technical fields, and three bachelors’ degrees. With three campuses, various off-campus locations, two military education centers, and hundreds of online classes, PPSC provides access to a quality, affordable and flexible education to more than 20,000 students annually with both credit and non-credit classes.

About PPSC's Department of Military and Veterans Programs
MVP understands the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life and empowers military personnel, veterans, and their families to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. We provide specialized advisors and counselors trained in veterans issues and benefits, on-post/base general education classes, tutoring, community-based resources for non-academic support, and more.