• April 22nd, 2024
  • Monday, 08:45:40 AM

Applying to CSU is Now Free for Colorado Students


Starting this week, Colorado State University (CSU) will waive the undergraduate application fee for all Colorado students, furthering the institution’s land-grant mission of expanding access to higher education.


“We’re very excited to make every day a free application day for Coloradans,” said CSU President Amy Parsons. “This new initiative, along with CSU’s extensive student support, underlines our commitment to providing access for students. We want to remove barriers to higher education, and to open doors to all qualified students with the desire to earn a world-class, four-year degree.”


CSU is now the largest four-year institution in Colorado to waive its application fee. While students have previously been able to request a waiver for the $50 application fee, Heather Daniels, the executive director of CSU’s Office of Admissions, said removing fees for all Colorado students is an important and innovative step.


“The idea is that students, at whatever point they’re at in the application cycle, don’t need to worry about the cost of applying to CSU,” Daniels said. “We know that application fees deter some students from applying to college, and we hope that by removing this barrier, more Colorado students will realize higher education is within their reach and choose to stay in the great state of Colorado.”


Daniels and her team were inspired by the success of Colorado Free Application Days, a Colorado Department of Higher Education campaign that was created to encourage the state’s best and brightest students to further their education close to home. CSU has long garnered the most applications of any Colorado institution during Colorado Free Application Days and will continue to engage in the campaign, even though the university now offers free applications every day.


The application period for the 2024-25 school year opens Aug. 1. For more information about applying to CSU, visit: admissions.colostate.edu/everyday