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Colorado Free Application Days
Thank you for participating in Colorado Applies Month and Free Application Days. We're eager to share application numbers with you in December.
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Colorado Free Application Days
Return on Investment Report
This year’s report emphasizes the role of college degrees in enabling Coloradans to earn a living wage while maximizing return and minimizing cost
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Return on Investment Report
Higher Education Student Success Legislation
HB21-1330, authorizes federal American Rescue Plan dollars for students, postsecondary institutions, and others with a focus on re-engaging students to earn the degrees they started to improve their earning power.

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Higher Education Student Success Legislation
Hunger Free and Healthy Minds
Four Colorado campuses earn Hunger Free and Healthy Minds designations.
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Hunger Free and Healthy Minds
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)
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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 27, 2021
DENVER (Sept. 27, 2021) — The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), a program within the Colorado Department of Higher Education, has awarded $15 million to 21 providers across the state for a program aimed at getting Coloradans back to work after the pandemic.
August 10, 2021
DENVER – Aug. 10, 2021: The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) announced today it will hire Dr. Roberto Montoya, of Race Forward— the largest racial justice organization in the country— to take on the new position of chief educational equity officer.

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