Making higher education accessible to all
Western Colorado University president Brad Baca announced a plan to break down one of the biggest financial barriers students face in the pursuit of higher education. Through The Mountaineer Promise, Western students whose annual household income is less than $70,000 can receive grants and scholarships to cover tuition and have standard fees waived starting in the Fall of 2024.
As one of Colorado’s leading Regional Public Universities, Western has long been the choice for students seeking a more affordable, accessible degree. But for many, higher education costs are a barrier to taking that first step.
“At Western, we believe everyone should be able to pursue their dreams and have access to the transformative power of education,” Western President Brad Baca said. “The Mountaineer Promise aligns with our Strategic Plan and reflects our dedication to breaking down financial barriers and providing a pathway for all students to pursue higher education.”
The Mountaineer Promise is made possible through a combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships for eligible Colorado residents. And it’s not just a one-time benefit. Students who continue to meet the eligibility criteria will have the cost of their tuition and fees covered throughout their academic journey, ensuring continued support until graduation.
For more information about The Mountaineer Promise, call (970)943-3085 or visit western.edu/admissions-aid/mountaineer-promise/.
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