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
Q. What is the average class size? What is the faculty to
A. The average class size at CSU-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 CSU-Pueblo?
A. It is our policy to reduce the total amount of tuition and fees
with financial aid whenever possible. For a breakdown of undergraduate
tuition and mandatory fees for the 2014/15 school year, click
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 dining locations.
Q. I will be paying my student's bill, how will I know how
much it is?
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
Q. What is FERPA?
A. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords
students certain rights with respect to their education records. These
- 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
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 Records 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 Records 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
Q. Where do I call with questions about FERPA
A. Please call the CSU-Pueblo Records Office at 719.549.2261 and
ask for a Records Office staff member.
If you have questions about the application process or
CSU-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