Frequently Asked Questions

University of the Rockies is no longer accepting applications for its Colorado Springs location. All programs previously offered in Colorado Springs will be offered in Denver, with projected start dates in August 2014. This transition will not affect online programs. Please call Denver Admissions at 303.446.5867 for more information.

What is the history of University of the Rockies?
Where is the University located?
What academic programs does the University offer?
Can I visit and tour University of the Rockies campus?
Is University of the Rockies an accredited school?
Is it true that I can get a degree for free?
Do I qualify for Financial Aid?
What if I need to fax something to University of the Rockies, but I do not have a fax machine?
What if I want to talk to a real human being and get more information?

What is the history of University of the Rockies?

University of the Rockies was founded as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology (COSPP) in Colorado Springs in 1998 to provide a professional graduate education in psychology to individuals seeking licensure as psychologists or practice in other arenas of the profession.

When COSPP was purchased by Bridgepoint Education in 2007, the name was changed to University of the Rockies. Today, University of the Rockies offers five degree programs through two schools, the School of Professional Psychology and the School of Organizational Leadership. Most degree programs are offered online as well as at the Colorado Springs campus.

In 2013, the Higher Learning Commission granted approval for University of the Rockies to offer degree programs at the Denver Instructional Site, a second location in Colorado.

For more information, visit the History page.

Where is the University located?

University of the Rockies' Colorado Springs campus is located at 555 East Pikes Peak Avenue with vast, rolling plains to the east and Pikes Peak towering at over 14,000 feet to the west. The city itself — the second largest in Colorado — boasts something for everyone, from the arts buff to the nature lover. Gorgeous views of the Continental Divide can be seen from the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The city is also home to the US Air Force Academy and the US Olympic Training Center.

For more information about the Colorado Springs area, visit our Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The University also operates an instructional site in Denver. Our Denver Instructional Site is located in the heart of downtown Denver, with easy access to museums, restaurants, and natural attractions. Forbes.com named Denver as one of the top five cities for business and careers (2012).

What academic programs does the University offer?

For a complete list of degree programs at University of the Rockies, please visit our Degrees page.

Can I visit and tour University of the Rockies' campus?

You may certainly visit University of the Rockies!

The Colorado Springs Campus is located at 555 East Pikes Peak Avenue. Get directions to the Colorado Springs Campus. Call our toll-free number to schedule a tour: 866.442.0808.

You may also visit our Denver Instructional Site at 120116th Street, Suite 200 in downtown Denver. Get directions to the Denver Instructional Site. Call our toll-free number to schedule a tour: 855.531.4705.

Is University of the Rockies an accredited school?

Yes, University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).

Is it true that I can get a degree for free?

Not at all. There is no such thing as a university education that is free of charge. Many students choose to apply for student loans, which have to be re-paid. The idea that you can go to college for free is a persistent misconception. Some students receive small grants and scholarships, but these are relatively rare and almost never cover the full cost of tuition.

Do I qualify for financial aid?

If eligible, you may qualify for some of the various financial aid options offered, which may include the Federal Direct Loan or the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Please visit the Financial Aid Office and work with a Financial Services Advisor to determine whether you can benefit from financial aid.

What if I need to fax something to University of the Rockies, but I don't have a fax machine?

The vendors below typically offer faxing services on site. Please visit their websites to find a location near you.

FedEx Office
Postal Annex

In addition, many websites offer e-faxing, including:

faxZERO
eFax
myfax

Please note that University of the Rockies is not affiliated with these companies or sites, and they are offered as suggestions only.

What if I want to talk to a real human being and get more information?

No problem! If you're interested in attending classes at the Denver Instructional Site, call 855.531.4705.

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