Only submit a tuition credit application if your 4-year-old has been accepted to a Denver Preschool Program (DPP) participating preschool program outside of Denver Public Schools (DPS). Denver families who enroll their 4-year-old in a DPS preschool program must sign up for DPP tuition support through the SchoolChoice Application. Undecided? Find a preschool
Use the calculator below to see how much tuition credit your family may be eligible for. If you are still looking for a preschool, visit our free preschool search tool. If you are ready to apply for DPP tuition support, download a DPP Tuition Credit Application in English or Spanish.
* The Tuition Credit Calculator provides an estimate of how much tuition assistance you can receive if your 4-year-old is enrolled in a full day preschool program. .
The Denver Preschool Program makes preschool possible for all Denver families with a 4-year-old through tuition credits and access to information.
Tuition credits are taxpayer funds set aside by the City and County of Denver to pay part or all of a child’s tuition at a participating preschool program.
To ensure families with the greatest need are able to afford the highest quality early education, tuition credits are distributed on a sliding scale. The sliding scale is based on household income, household size, the length of day a child attends preschool and the quality rating of the program the child is enrolled in.
Once the tuition credit is determined, the Denver Preschool Program pays funds directly to the provider on behalf of the child on a monthly basis. If the tuition credit does not cover the full cost of attendance, the parent/guardian is responsible for paying the remainder.
Tuition credits are for tuition only. The Denver Preschool Program does not fund additional expenses such as food, transportation or classroom supplies.
We're here to help call us at 303.595.4DPP or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven't already, you can find preschools in Denver using our free preschool search tool or download your DPP tuition credit application in English or Spanish.