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Promise Programs

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The Promise Programs at PPSC is a scholarship in three parts.
  • It guarantees to cover tuition, fees and the majority of required classroom materials for up to three years or 60 credit hours, whichever comes first, as long as the student remains in Good Standing with Financial Aid requirements.
  • It provides personalized coaching to help students achieve academic success each semester and throughout their time at PPSC.
  • It offers holistic development so that students can envision their future as they embark on their journey after graduating.

Promise Programs are funded through a combination of federal grants, state grants, and college scholarships. Students do not have to pay back any of these funds.

This opportunity is available to qualifying graduates from our participating schools in the Colorado Springs area. Each participating school has specific eligibility requirements. Please visit your high school page in the participating districts tab above to view your school's requirements.

Promise Programs guarantee to cover tuition, fees, and required textbooks for Scholars for a period of up to 3 years or 60 credit hours (whichever comes first) as long as they remain in good standing at PPSC. These funds are disbursed through a last-dollar scholarship.

What is a Last Dollar Scholarship?
A last-dollar scholarship covers any remaining tuition costs after all Pell Grants and/or other federal, state, or institutional financial aid have been applied. In other words, if you have a remaining balance after your financial aid posts, we'll cover it. 

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How do I receive the funds?

First, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) if you are an undocumented student, and submit any additional required paperwork for financial aid.



You must complete all requirements for your financial aid file before PPSC builds your financial aid award with federal and state grants, like the Pell Grant and the Colorado Student Grant.

If there is a balance left after grant funds are applied from your FAFSA or CASFA to your account, the Promise Program will cover any remaining costs with the last-dollar scholarship.

How to Check Your Financial Aid File is Complete: 

  1. Log into myPikesPeak Portal
  2. Click on the "Financial Aid Requirements" icon on your dashboard
  3. Review any steps you have to complete

WATCH HOW to check your financial aid video


It is important to ensure that you have authorized the College Opportunity Fund (COF) to lower your overall tuition cost and make the most of your financial aid award.

Watch how to authorize Cof video 


Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

On-campus tuition, fees and books.

No, the Promise Scholarship is for new, first time anywhere students. This means you cannot have any credit from another instituition outside of your graduation date from high school. (not includeing concurent enrollment credit while in high school)

No, this is a PPSC program. However, many universities offer transfer scholarships. As you get ready to graduate from PPSC, look for opportunities to apply for transfer scholarships at the universities you apply to. Ask your Promise Coach or Financial Aid where to look for scholarships.

No, there are no citizenship requirements to be eligible for the Promise Program.

Students meet with their coach at least three times and complete four resource workshops per semester.

Students must enroll at PPSC within 16 (3 semesters) months of graduating high school (either the fall or spring semester after graduating high school).

Promise students are required to take in-person courses if they are available. Some courses are only available online and are therefore an exception to the in-person class requirement. This depends on your financial aid award. Be sure to communicate with your Promise coach to discuss your options and questions.

No, These funds will not cover additional classroom material or supplies cost.

The Promise Program will cover the cost of on-campus tuition, fees, and books. Outside scholarships, work-study, or loans will be needed to cover other expenses such as housing or meals.

Consider applying for other external scholarships, as well as taking advantage of other PPSC basic needs assistance, to help with additional expenses.

All communication from the Promise team will be through your Student email. It is very important you log into your portal regularly to get these messages.

It is you choice on what modality you would prefer to take for your college classes. However, some classes are only ever offered online and that may be the only option.


La matrícula para clases presenciales, las tarifas, y los libros.

No, la beca Promise es Para Estudiantes nuevos que asisten por primera vez a cualquier lugar. Esto significa que no puedes tener ningun credito de otra institucion fuera de tu fecha de graduacion de la escuela secundaria. (sin incluir el credito de inscripcion simultaneal mientras estas en la escuela secundaria)

No, este es un programa de Pikes Peak State College. Muchas universidades ofrecen becas para estudiantes transferidos. Mientras te preparas para graduarte de Pikes Peak, busca oportunidades para solicitar becas para estudiantes transferidos en las universidades a las cuales aplicas.

No, no hay requisitos de ciudadanía para ser elegible para el Programa Promise.

Los estudiantes se reúnen con su mentor al menos tres veces y completan cuatro talleres de recursos por semestre.

Los estudiantes se deben inscribir en Pikes Peak dentro de 16 (3 semesters) meses después de graduarse de la secundaria (o el semestre de otoño o el de primavera después de graduarse).

Esto depende de tu paquete de ayuda financiera.El Programa Promise garantiza que se cubrirá el costo de la matrícula y las tarifas de las clases ofrecidas al precio de la matrícula para clases presenciales. Algunos estudiantes pueden tener suficientes subvenciones federales y estatales para cubrir el costo la de matrícula en línea. 

No, estos fondos no cunriran el costo de material o suministros adicionales para el salon de clases.

El programa Promise cubrirá el costo de la matrícula para clases presenciales, las tarifas y los libros. Se necesitarán becas externas, trabajo-estudio o préstamos para cubrir otros gastos como vivienda o comidas.

Considera solicitar otras becas externas, así como aprovechar otras ayudas para necesidades básicas de Pikes Peak, para ayudar con los gastos adicionales. 

Toda la comunicacion del equipo de Promise se realizara a traves de su correo elctonico de estudiante. Es muy importante que inicie session en su portal con regularidad para recibir estos mensajes.

Tu eliges que modalidad preferirias tomar para tus clases universitarias. Sin embargo, algunas clases solo se ofrcen en linea y esa puede ser la unica opcion.

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Have questions? We are here to help! Please email us at Promise.Programs@pikespeak.edu and a member of our team will follow-up with you soon.

¿Tiene preguntas? ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar! Envíenos un correo electrónico a Promise.Programs@pikespeak.edu y un miembro de nuestro equipo se comunicará con usted pronto.