The Writing Studio project first received funding in 1992 from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education's Programs of Excellence competition. Funding from the CCHE continued through June 1998. Additional funding during that period was provided by the following units at Colorado State University:
From 1998 to 2010, the project was supported with funding provided by the Office of the Provost to the Department of English at Colorado State University and technical support from Academic Computing and Network Services.
Current funding for the project is provided by the Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and Academic Computing and Network Services at CSU.