Calculate Your Tuition Credit


Use the calculator below to see how many tuition credits your family may be eligible for. If you are still looking for a preschool, visit our free preschool search tool. When you are ready, apply for DPP tuition credits using our online application.


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Tuition Credit


* The Tuition Credit Calculator provides an estimate of how much tuition assistance you can receive if your 4-year-old is enrolled in a preschool program. It is only an estimate and not a guarantee. Our tuition credit scale ranges from $15,930-$169,520 in gross annual income. If you make $15,930 or less your credit is equal to the amount shown for an income of $15,930. If you make $169,520 or more your credit is equal to the amount shown for an income of $169,520. All families receive tuition support regardless of income.

In addition to the tuition credits that DPP already offers ALL Denver families who meet these eligibility guidelines, there is now additional support available to families to cover up to 100% of preschool tuition costs. Learn more about how you qualify for this additional funding!

Still looking for a preschool? Use our Find a Preschool tool.
Is your child already enrolled? Start your online application here.

How We Calculate Your Tuition Credit

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 If you haven’t already, you can find preschools in Denver using our free preschool search tool or download start your DPP tuition credit application online.