Students saved more than $2.7 million in waived application fees
Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative increases investment in student aid completion programming to more than $2 million
Seeks proposals from high schools that want to increase the number of students applying for financial aid
Going to college or technical school remains a sound investment for Coloradans
DENVER, CO – Oct. 26, 2022: The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is soliciting proposals for grants designed to expand the use of open educational resources (OER) across public postsecondary institutions in the state. The OER grant program is in its fifth year, and will award $1 million this grant cycle.
Colorado colleges and universities will waive applications fees from Oct. 18-20
Diversifying the Educator Workforce Workgroup releases report that offers recruitment, preparation, and retention strategies for diverse educators in Colorado
DENVER – Sept.
Colorado Department of Higher Education announces appointees for Disability Services in Higher Education Advisory Committee
Committee will make recommendations to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in higher education
DENVER, CO – Sept. 29, 2022: Dr. Angie Paccione, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), appointed 15 members to Colorado’s Disability Services in Higher Education Advisory Committee that will advise higher education leaders and policymakers on necessary services and best practices aimed at improving access and outcomes for students with disabilities in higher education.
The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative announces up to $7.5 million in funding for its Matching Student Scholarship Program
DENVER, CO – Sept. 27, 2022: The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, is now accepting applications for its 2022 – 2023 Matching Student Scholarship grant. Up to $7.5 million in funding is available and applicants must match funding at 1:1, creating up to $15 million in scholarships for Colorado residents. COSI estimates these funds could support more than 5,000 students over the next few years in obtaining a credential or degree.
Chief educational equity officer launches tour of Hispanic-serving institutions as part of National Hispanic American Heritage Month
DENVER, CO – Sept. 13, 2022: Dr. Roberto Montoya, chief educational equity officer for the Colorado Department of Higher Education, will tour several Hispanic-serving institutions this month with stops this week to Colorado State University Pueblo, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Adams State University.
Colorado Department of Higher Education announces scholarship opportunity for formerly committed youth
DENVER, CO – Sept. 8, 2022: The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, a program of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, is taking applications for a new scholarship program geared at giving formerly committed youth a chance to pursue a college degree. The Second Chance Scholarship program provides funding of up to $5,000 a year and student support services to individuals awarded. Participants can choose among many college and career path options, including a traditional college degree, online and certificate programs.