COSI offers $3.5 million in grant funding

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative is making $3.4 million in grants available aimed at expanding and improving the network of programs focused on supporting students as they prepare for and pursue higher education. Applications are due Nov. 15, 2014. Learn more about eligible programs and the application process.

Colorado Completes! campus visits announced

During the month of October the Colorado Department of Higher Education will be celebrating campus programs that are moving the needle on student success through campus events and visits by Lt. Gov. Garcia, who serves as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in a newly launched campaign. Photo credit: University of Colorado Learn more.

Remedial rate drops in 2013

The percentage of Colorado high school graduates who need remediation - or catch-up courses - when they get to college dropped 3 percentage points. This would seem to indicate that a variety of programs aimed at reducing the need for remediation while giving students the support they need, such as Supplemental Academic Instruction and the developmental education redesign at the Colorado Community College System, are working. Read the two-page summary.

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FAFSA Completion - The Colorado Department of Higher Education and Colorado Department of Education receive $600,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to spread the FAFSA Completion Project to other states. Read the release. And check out the project.

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