MSU Denver

HOPES Program Mission, Details, Requirements, & Eligibility

HOPES Program Mission

The Heightening Outcomes for Public benefit Enrolled Students is an MSU Denver program with a mission that seeks to assist students in maintaining their benefit programs, and academic careers (I.e., SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, WIC, etc.) by creating and fostering community as well as providing support services such as personalized case management, academic, and career coaching, or anything that will help them maintain balance in their academic career and personal life.

Program Details:

The HOPES Program is housed under the MSU Denver Student Care Center (Tivoli Room 311). The Student Care Center houses MSU Denver’s case management services and provides holistic, non-clinical case management support to MSU Denver Students who are facing challenging life circumstances that may act as a barrier to them pursuing their academic goals. HOPES Program participants will have access to:

  • Student Support Services
  • Individualized academic coaching and emotional support
  • Social events and workshops designed to provide education around life skills and resources
  • Public benefits program navigation and maintenance assistance
  • Referrals to outside resources for housing, food, health, etc.


HOPES Program Application

Interested in applying for the HOPES Program?

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! (Must be receiving public benefits to be considered)

CLICK HERE for the application for The HOPES Program. 

The HOPES Program has a rolling enrollment until the program is full.

Program Requirements

  • required to attend at least 2 community events
  • 2 general check-ins per semester
  • Submit 3 goals (Personal, Professional, and Academic) at the beginning of each semester
  • 1 mid-semester grade check
  • Submit their course schedule at the beginning of the semester and at the end of the following semester