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Apply to College for Free During Colorado Free Application Days
Colorado Applies Month supports adults, 12th-grade, and 11th-grade students with journeys on their path to Colorado Free Application Days from Oct. 19-21, 2021.
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Apply to College for Free During Colorado Free Application Days
Return on Investment Report
This year’s report emphasizes the role of college degrees in enabling Coloradans to earn a living wage while maximizing return and minimizing cost
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Return on Investment Report
Higher Education Student Success Legislation
HB21-1330, authorizes federal American Rescue Plan dollars for students, postsecondary institutions, and others with a focus on re-engaging students to earn the degrees they started to improve their earning power.

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Higher Education Student Success Legislation
Pathway to Affordability
Read the latest Annual Report on Dual and Concurrent Enrollment in Colorado
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Pathway to Affordability
Hunger Free and Healthy Minds
Four Colorado campuses earn Hunger Free and Healthy Minds designations.
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Hunger Free and Healthy Minds
Colorado Application for State Financial Aid
Colorado Application for State Financial Aid gives students immediate access to apply for the $160 million dollars Colorado allocates annually in financial aid. This new portal allows Colorado ASSET students to apply for state financial aid
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Colorado Application for State Financial Aid
Staying informed about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
The department has compiled resources about COVID-19 to help provide guidance to Institutions of Higher Education.
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August 10, 2021
DENVER – Aug. 10, 2021: The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) announced today it will hire Dr. Roberto Montoya, of Race Forward— the largest racial justice organization in the country— to take on the new position of chief educational equity officer.
August 5, 2021
DENVER – Aug. 5, 2021: Whether Colorado is experiencing economic prosperity or recession, earning a college degree is a worthwhile investment according to a report released today by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

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