Tuition Rates and Assistance

Note on 2018-19 Tuition Billing

Due to technical issues that arose during a computer system upgrade, September tuition bills were delayed in being sent to our families. This delay will not result in any late fees.

Because of this delay, DPS has adjusted this year’s billing cycle. For the 2018-19 school year, families’ initial bills will be due Oct. 5, 2018, and final bills will be due June 5, 2019.

Families can always pay online at Note: this is a payment portal only; for current balance, please refer to your monthly statement.

The following DPS preschool and kindergarten programs are tuition based. Click on the program to see the tuition guidelines:

Half-day kindergarten is tuition free. The state funds half-day kindergarten for all Colorado students. Parents are only responsible for the other half of the day.

Tuition Assistance Credit

Denver Public Schools offers tuition assistance credits through the Denver Preschool Program (DPP), Colorado Preschool Program and other funding sources. Your child’s tuition rate depends on your household size and income. Families are automatically considered for tuition credits when they fill out the application and supply all the correct documentation. If parents don’t provide all documentation, they will be assessed the full tuition rate.

Children are only eligible for tuition reductions if:

  • They are Denver residents. Non-Denver residents must pay full tuition.
  • Parents fill out the preschool application and all required documentation.

How Denver Preschool Program tuition credits work

DPP is an independent, non-profit organization that administers tuition credits made available through Referendum 1A, passed by voters in 2006. If your child is 4 years old or in their last year before kindergarten, they are eligible for DPP tuition credits. Students are only eligible for one year of DPP tuition credit total. These credits are built into our approved tuition levels.

When a child applies to DPS, they are also applying for DPP tuition credits and do not need to fill out another application.

If you have any questions, please call Tuition Billing at 720-423-3698.