As a parent, you always want the best for your children, especially when
they are away from home. We've assembled some helpful questions and answers
to aid you and your children through this exciting time. If you don't find
the information you're looking for, please feel free to contact us.
Q. What is the average class size? What is the faculty to
A. The average class size at Colorado State University-Pueblo is 25. Some
freshman lecture classes can be larger, with up to 100 students, but any lab or
English or math class will be closer to 25. Our faculty to student ratio is one
staff member for every 17 students.
Q. What does it cost to attend Colorado State
A. It is our policy to reduce the total amount of tuition and fees with
financial aid whenever possible.
Q. What type of meal plans are available?
A. A variety of meal plans are available which
include combinations of meals in the Columbine Cafe, which is cafeteria dining,
and Thunderbucks which is discounted dining in any of the other campus
Q. I will be paying my student's bill, how will I know how much
A. A student can email you a copy of their bill, which is available to them
via their online PAWS account.
Q. What kind of health care is available on campus?
A. We at Student Health Services want to let you know that we are
sensitive to the fact that your child is now making many decisions on their
own. Making decisions about health issues can be confusing. Our staff is
available to help guide them with their decisions.
Q. How does my child know what resources are available on
A. We offer a First Year Experience Course (FYE) that serves many purposes.
First, the course is designed to interactively provide information about
resources available to students. Second, life skills are fostered so as to
provide a holistic approach to student development. Research indicates that
students who take FYE courses have a higher rate of satisfaction with their
college experience, graduation rates, and academic achievement.
Q. What is FERPA?
A. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students
certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records
within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for
- The right to request amendment of the student's education records
that the student believes is inaccurate.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable
information contained in the student's education records, except to the
extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
concerning alleged failures by Colorado State University-Pueblo to comply
with the requirements of FERPA.
Q. When is a student protected by FERPA?
A. When a student turns 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary
institution, the student, and only the student, may access, seek to amend, and
consent to disclosures of his or her education records.
Q. As a parent, what am I allowed to access under FERPA?
A. You may only access directory information if your son/daughter has not
elected to block it.
Q. Can my son/daughter grant me access to their education
A. If your son/daughter chooses to grant you access to their educational
records, they may do so by filling out and submitting a "Consent for Release" form to the Registrar's Office. This
can be a one-time release or a permanent release. A student can also choose to
reverse a permanent release by coming in to the Registrar's Office and
filling out appropriate paperwork.
Q. For emergency purposes. How can I contact my
A. In an emergency, please contact the on-campus Pueblo County Sheriffs
Office at 719.549.2373 and they can assist in contacting your son/daughter.
Q. Where do I call with questions about FERPA
A. Please call the Colorado State University-Pueblo Registrar's
Office at 719.549.2261 and ask for a Registrar's Office staff member.
If you have questions about the application process or Colorado
State Univeristy-Pueblo, contact the Admissions Counselor for your
student's area or the Visitor and Transfer Center.
- 2200 Bonforte Blvd.
- Pueblo CO 81001-4901
- University Operator: 719.549.2100
- Admissions Office
- Administration Building Room 202
- Phone: 719.549.2462
- Visitor and Transfer Center
- Administration Building Room 201
- Phone: 719.549.2418