Return to Earn Scholarship

Return to Earn Scholarship Program

Limited scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded on a first-come,
first-served basis .

PCC’s Return to Earn program is a nationally recognized scholarship program focused on providing personalized one-on-one enrollment support to previous students in hopes that they will continue their education and reach the finish line.



Return to Earn is a program that a student has to be accepted into in order to receive an application for the scholarship.

  • Have earned at least 25% of their graduation credits
  • Holds a 2.50 GPA or above
  • Have not been enrolled for at least two consecutive semesters before returning
  • Have a current FAFSA on file (Even if you do not plan to utilize financial aid, a FAFSA is required)
  • Are pursuing their first higher education certificate or degree in Colorado (previous degree holders and 30+ credit hours certificates are ineligible)
  • Have no academic or financial holds
  • Must be a Colorado resident or qualify for in-state tuition


In addition to receiving a Return to Earn scholarship, you’ll also get personalized, one-on-one enrollment assistance and ongoing support throughout the semester. Once you’re in the classroom, we also provide extra student support including tutors and Success Coaches. It is the mission of Return to Earn in providing the support necessary to make your educational dreams a reality.

  • Since 2016, 450 students have graduated after becoming part this program.
  • 90% of students have passed their first semester back with C’s or better. 

Our new PCC Flex schedule option allows you to attend class face-to-face on campus or live online: it’s your choice! We also offer fully online classes.