Adams State announces Guaranteed Tuition

(11-20-2015)

Adams State University announces a new Guaranteed Tuition program for undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus classes, according to President Beverlee J. McClure. The Board of Trustees for Adams State unanimously approved the program at a special meeting, Nov. 20.

"This is a historic moment for Adams State University and sets an example for other institutions to follow," said Arnold Salazar, chair of the Adams State Trustees. "This shows we are committed to making education affordable and assuring students graduate with less debt."

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus classes will be guaranteed no tuition increases through their fourth consecutive academic year of enrollment. Adams State is the first and only institution in Colorado to offer guaranteed tuition to on-campus undergraduate students.

"Our goals for this program are, first, to make college more affordable and allow students and their families to better plan for expenses," McClure explained. "Also, by guaranteeing tuition for four years, this encourages students to stay enrolled full-time and to complete their degrees within four years."

Adams State Student Trustee and Vice President for External Affairs with AS&F [student government], Azarel Madrigal, said "This is great news. Students have expressed exactly this concern about cost at AS&F meetings."

Adams State's full-time tuition window, which charges a flat rate for 12 to 20 credits a semester, also gives incentive to complete at least 15 credits a semester, which is necessary to graduate within four years.

Guaranteed Tuition is available to all undergraduate students enrolled on-campus, both in-state and out-of-state, including full and part-time, new and transfer students. Details are available online at the link below, or through the One Stop Student Services Center, 719-587-7306.

By Julie Waechter