Let Nothing Stand in Your Way

We are committed to providing Colorado residents from all economic backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a four-year degree. With the FLC Tuition Promise, we will cover tuition for any admitted Colorado resident whose family income is $60,000 or less.

First, we will use federal, state, or institutional grants and scholarships—like the Pell Grant, Colorado Student Grant, or College Opportunity Fund to cover tuition. If your award through these programs does not equal the full cost of your tuition, we will make up the difference. If tuition increases, your financial aid will increase with it.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Colorado resident for tuition purposes
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year and have a complete financial aid file by Census Date for full consideration - ASSET students must complete the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). 
  • ASSET application in place of the FAFSA. Late applicants will be considered based on available funding.
  • Must have a total family income of $60,000 or less based on the FAFSA
  • Must apply for the College Opportunity Fund
  • Must be an undergraduate student seeking their first bachelor’s degree
  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours) no later than Census Date of each term
  • Must maintain good Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the Financial Aid Office Satisfactory Academic Progress policy

Grant Details

Our commitment applies to the Fall and Spring semesters each academic year starting in Fall 2020. Summer does not apply. We will use a combination of federal, state and institutional funds to pay your tuition. Loans and work-study funding will not be included.

All federal, state and institutional gift aid will go toward tuition. Institutional gift aid includes funds received from:

  • Institutional scholarships and grants
  • Foundation scholarships
  • Departmental scholarships (including grants received from outside agencies awarded to FLC departments)
  • Athletic scholarships
  • Additional grant, scholarship, work-study, and loan funds are available to help with the other costs of education, like books and room and board.

FLC Tuition Promise funds will be awarded by the Financial Aid Office after all other funds have been applied. This grant will be adjusted as new federal, state or institutional funds are awarded. Funds will be awarded to meet 100% of the student’s share of in-state tuition.

The Financial Aid Office will review a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of Spring term each academic year. Students will be notified of the result of this review as well as appeal procedures through their Fort Lewis College email account.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.