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College Opportunity Fund

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The College Opportunity Trust Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. The stipend pays a portion of your total in-state tuition when you attend a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution.

I'm a Colorado Resident can I get the Fund?

Eligible undergraduate students must apply, be admitted and enroll at a participating institution. Both new and continuing students are eligible for the stipend.

Qualifying students may use the stipend for eligible undergraduate classes. The stipend is paid on a per credit hour basis to the institution at which the student is enrolled. The credit-hour amount will be set annually by the General Assembly.

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate students classified as in-state students for tuition purposes and enrolled at state colleges and universities.

Additionally, undergraduate students enrolled at participating private colleges or universities may be eligible if the college or university is approved for the program by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the student:

  • Is classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes;
  • Is a graduate of a Colorado high school or has successfully completed a non-public home-based educational program in Colorado;
  • Demonstrates financial need through the student's eligibility for the federal Pell Grant, or its successor program; and
  • Meets any other eligibility requirements established by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).

Note: "Eligible Undergraduate Student" does not include a student enrolled in an off-campus, extended campus, or continuing education class not supported by state general fund moneys, except as approved by CCHE.