Free Application Day
On October 13, all public colleges, universities and technical schools, and many private institutions are waiving application fees. Learn more by clicking the link below.
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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
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)
National Test Score on College Admissions for 2021
High school students graduating in 2021 will not need to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the admission process.
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National Test Score on College Admissions for 2021
Let's Talk About Race
As a department, we recognize the importance of having conversations about race as a higher education community.
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Let's Talk About Race
Census 2020
Our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population; let’s make it count in Colorado.
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The Colorado Department of Higher Education Offices at 1600 Broadway in Denver are closed to the public due to COVID-19. However, staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Department at questions@dhe.state.co.us for assistance.

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September 18, 2020
DENVER – Sept. 18, 2020:  The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) recently launched four new statewide transfer articulation agreements in computer science, dance, journalism and public health.
September 10, 2020
DENVER- Governor Jared Polis launched the $32.7 million Response, Innovation, and Student Equity Education (RISE) fund today to support high-needs school districts, charter schools, and public

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