High School Students

Do you want to go to college? Are you worried about how you will pay for it? Are you confused about the college admissions process? We are here to help!

Learn About College

Any student who attends one of our ten Alliance High Schools is eligible to participate in any of our Alliance Partnership programs. These programs provide you first-hand exposure to college life and are offered both during the school year and in the summer. Most programs are fully-funded by the Alliance Partnership. Learn about how you can participate in college readiness programs to help you experience college life while still in high school.

To learn about important steps you can take right now to prepare for college, click here.

To stay informed about opportunities to get involved in Alliance Partnership or other Colorado State University programs, complete our online Alliance Information Request form.

Pay for College

Any student to graduates from an Alliance High School, submits a completed application to Colorado State University by February 1, and is accepted for admission to will automatically be eligible for the Alliance Partnership Award. Students who enroll in a Colorado public community/junior college after graduation from an Alliance high school, within nine months of high school graduation, prior to enrollment at CSU, and have not attended a four year college or university are eligible for the Alliance Partnership Transfer Award. Transfer students may get additional assistance through our Transfer Student Center.

All students who are interested in attending college should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for federal grants, loans, and other financial assistance. Students should also apply for a variety of scholarships to help with the cost of going to college.

Apply to CSU

So, you’ve decided to apply to CSU – that’s great! Click here to view all the steps you’ll need to take to complete an application. If you have any questions about this process, you can contact Jonathan Goode, Admissions Counselor representing all Alliance High Schools. Remember, complete applications must be received no later than February 1 in order to qualify for the Alliance Award.

Make Connections at CSU

Are you planning on attending CSU? We’re so excited to have you! Here are a few things you should know:

Be sure to connect with us and let us know you would like to attend CSU. We're ready to help in any way we can. Also, contact your Student Financial Services Counselor to make sure you are on track to receive the maximum financial assistance.

We highly recommend all future Alliance Scholars apply to be part of the Key Communities at CSU. This is a highly-diverse living-learning community designed to help first and second year students make a successful transition to college. There is no extra cost to participate in Key Communities, but you must apply early because space is limited.

If you would like to connect with some current Alliance Scholars, you can contact them via email or visit their Facebook page. They are always happy to answer questions and help you navigate the college admissions process.