How We Calculate Your Tuition Credit

Estimate your DPP tuition credit

SCHOOL YEAR

Family Size

School Rating

Gross Annual Income

YOUR MONTHLY
Estimated
Tuition Credit

$
420

* This estimator uses a full day tuition amount. To learn how much tuition support you could receive at a specific school please use our find a preschool tool

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.