The Colorado Mountain Promise

CMC covers tuition for qualified students

Colorado Mountain College believes every Coloradan deserves the opportunity to go to college. With the Colorado Mountain Promise, we will cover tuition for any Colorado resident whose family income is below $70,000. If you’re an independent student (typically over 24 years of age) we’ll cover your tuition if your household income is $50,000 or less.

Who’s eligible

  • Colorado resident
  • Has completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) by the deadline for each semester
  • Dependent students (generally age 23 or less) must have a total family income of less than $70,000
  • Independent students (generally age 24 and up) must have a total family income of less than $50,000
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Students seeking a degree or certificate

This program begins Fall 2022.

How it works

This program uses a combination of federal, state and institutional funds to pay your tuition. Once programs like the Pell Grant or Colorado Student Grant are factored in, CMC will make up the difference.

Colorado Mountain Promise graphic
Graphic: A qualified dependent student whose annual family income is below $70,000 pays $0 Tuition Costs.
Graphic: A qualified independent student whose annual family income is below $50,000 pays $0 Tuition Costs.

Get started with the Colorado Mountain Promise

Complete your FAFSA or CASFA to get started. Here's how...

FAFSA/CASFA Submission Deadlines for the Colorado Mountain Promise...

  • Spring 2023 semester, January 29, 2023
  • Summer 2023 semester, May 29, 2023

  Note: any request for verification by The Office of Financial Aid must be completed by the student by the set deadline for each semester. Students that miss the deadline will not receive the Colorado Mountain Promise award for that semester but could be considered for the following term.