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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
Complete Your FAFSA
The FAFSA is safe, secure and takes less time than you think to complete. FAFSA is your ticket to scholarships, grants, work study and other financial aid that can put your higher education dreams in reach. Get Your Piece of The Pie TODAY!
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Complete Your FAFSA
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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Staying informed about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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July 19, 2021
DENVER, CO, July 19, 2021 - More than 53,000 students took at least one dual enrollment course during the 2019-20 academic year, according to a report released jointly today by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and Colorado Department of Education (CDE).
June 21, 2021
DENVER, CO, June 21, 2021 - The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), today announced that four institutions of higher education—Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, and Metropolitan State University of Denver have earned Hunger Free and Healthy Minds designations for their work to end hunger and address the mental health needs of their stud
May 26, 2021
DENVER, CO, May 26, 2021 - The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) board approved 40 proposals that will provide more than $3 million in scholarships for Colorado students.

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