Scholarships & DPP

Scholarship Applications for the 2021-22 school year are due February 26, 2021. 
Families who have participated in the lottery for the 2021-22 school year must complete the scholarship application and provide the requested documentation by the deadline to be considered.

For families that enroll after the lottery closes, you can submit your scholarship application upon enrollment confirmation. 

Scholarship Application

Confidential scholarships for monthly tuition assistance are available and are based on family need. A portion of revenue raised through DCP fundraising events is set aside and dedicated for this type of assistance. We also utilize personal and corporate donations for scholarships when available.

DCP does not waive any annual fees.

In addition to the income eligibility numbers utilized by the Denver Public Schools free lunch program, Denver Cooperative Preschool will utilize the DPS Early Education Tuition Estimates – ECE 3 & 4 year olds as a guideline for awarding scholarship funds. While DCP does not have the extensive financial resources of Denver Public Schools, and therefore cannot always match the discounts provided, DCP considers the discounts based on family size and income levels to be a helpful guideline that considers the cost of living in Denver more than the National Poverty Level guidelines.

The families who seem most in need will have their requests met first. Funds will generally be awarded in the following order: 1) families that meet the National Poverty Level guidelines; 2) families at 150% of National Poverty Guidelines; 3) families that do not meet the National Poverty Levels but do qualify for the DPS ECE discounts; 4) Others

Pre-K Families should utilize Denver Preschool Program funds first but can apply for additional scholarship if needed. Their application will be considered using their income level compared to the tuition after DPP funds.

Applications have names redacted by the Office Manager. Because names are kept confidential from the Scholarship representative, responses to the applications are done via email by office staff (the Scholarship representative drafts the emails for the Office Manager).

Denver Preschool Program for Pre-K Classes

Denver Cooperative Preschool is also part of the Denver Preschool Program, which provides a monthly tuition credit to qualified families who have a child in his or her last year of preschool before being age eligible for kindergarten. To participate in this program, a school must embrace excellence in education, utilize developmentally appropriate practices, and achieve a Quality Rating. The program is open to all families regardless of income. For more details, visit and Colorado Shines.

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. The DPP application in either English or Spanish; AND
  2. The income affidavit

Leave a Reply