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Resources for Refugee Students in Colorado

CDHE has compiled resources to assist higher education institutions and
professionals in providing comprehensive support for refugee students. The list
below contains evidence and theory-based promising practices to which institutions
and students may refer. Additionally, the CDHE provides context and guidance for
institutions for SB18-087, which grants refugees settling in Colorado in-state tuition
with no waiting period.


For institutions

Student Services

Research on Best Practices


  • Supporting Displaced and Refugee Students in Higher Education: Principles and Best Practices. Read here.

Other Resources



For students: 

FAFSA/Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is a on option many use to financing their higher education, but it takes time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) document required to award financial support.


Scholarship Information to Explore

Eligibility and qualification for specific scholarship may vary. It is best for students to consider as many funding options as possible and as they
determine eligibility, they can move forward with applying for specific scholarship or grants.


Credential Evaluation Have you studied in your home country and you are looking to get credit? There are organizations that provide credential
evaluation and at time fee waivers.