November is Apprenticeship Month
November is Colorado Apprenticeship Month, in recognition of the increasingly important role such programs play in helping Coloradans gain in-demand skills while earning a paycheck. During the pandemic, apprenticeships provide an added value as the state’s economy recovers. Find out more about apprenticeships in Colorado all month long.
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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)
Concurrent Enrollment Report
The Pathway to Affordability report on concurrent enrollment shows participation in Colorado’s dual enrollment programs continue to grow and give students a head start on making a livable wage.
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Concurrent Enrollment Report
The Road to Affordability Report
The Road to Affordability Report is a tool to assist lawmakers, taxpayers, students and families in reducing college costs and maximizing the value of their postsecondary credential 
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The Road to Affordability Report
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October 29, 2020
DENVER – Oct. 29, 2020: Governor Jared Polis named six winners of his Zero Textbook Cost Challenge, which encourages Colorado institutions of higher education to increase access, equity, and affordability for college students through expanding the use of open educational resources (OER).
October 21, 2020
DENVER – Oct. 21, 2020: Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) awarded $1 million of the $44 million Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to 12 public institutions of higher education.

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