Letter to ASC Students

Dear ASC Students:

Before the spring semester concludes, I want to share information regarding tuition and fees for the 2010-11 academic year, as well as new opportunities for financial aid and scholarships.

The ASC Board of Trustees will vote May 14 on a proposed budget that includes a modest tuition increase. Except for the student-approved capital construction fee, all other fees have been frozen at this year’s rates. We are committed to keeping an Adams State education affordable. The bottom line is:

For a full-time, Colorado resident undergraduate at Adams State, one semester’s tuition and fees will increase a total of $258 to $2,485. This reflects a $10 per credit hour tuition increase and an $11.52 per credit hour increase in the capital fee.

The capital fee increase was outlined and approved by student vote in 2008. It is responsible for all the great changes underway on campus. You will find a lot of positive improvement when you return in August. The new Residences at Rex have been taking shape all semester and will welcome residents in the fall. Stadium Drive will be transformed into a pedestrian mall, with the North Campus Green lying between the stadium and Student Union Building. The capital fee is also financing residence hall renovations, upcoming renovation of the ES and Music buildings, and expansion of campus parking. We appreciate the commitment students have made to help improve your campus environment and encourage enrollment growth.

There’s good news for Pell grant recipients: all of ASC’s Pell grant eligible students – 54 percent of the student body – can expect an increase in their award for next year. In-state students who qualify for the full grant will see it increase by $200, up to $5,500 for the year.

In addition, for the first time an additional Pell award is available for the summer session. Qualifying full-time students can receive a maximum award of $2,675 for summer coursework.

Capital fee proceeds are also helping launch new Merit scholarships, available to both in-state and non-resident students. For this coming year, they will be offered to incoming freshmen; all continuing students will be eligible in 2011-12, based on their CCHE admission index.

I hope you have had a great year at Adams State and have already registered for the summer and/or fall semester. Have an enjoyable summer.


Dr. David Svaldi


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