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Colorado Department of Higher Education Distributes Behavioral Health Tuition Grants to Help Save Students Money

DENVER – June 22, 2022:  The Colorado Department of Higher Education approved $5 million in grants to five universities that will provide tuition to students pursuing select degrees and certificates in behavioral health. The state estimates the program will serve nearly 400 students in the first two years with the program lasting four years.

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative awards more than $4.9 million in matching scholarships

DENVER – May 24, 2022: The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative board approved 66 proposals that provide $4,971,190 in scholarships for Colorado students.
This investment is part of COSI's Matching Student Scholarship Program which helps under-resourced students by matching community scholarship dollars one to one. This round of funds will serve approximately 2,900 students attending in-state public institutions of higher education across Colorado.

Colorado legislature answers call to address workforce shortages and affordability

DENVER – May 13, 2022: During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly passed several bills aimed at ensuring Colorado students have access to a wide variety of quality, affordable, postsecondary education options while also addressing the need to fill in-demand jobs.

The department succeeded in passing all its legislative priorities including but not limited to:

Colorado Department of Higher Education honors Colorado’s future educators

DENVER – May 5, 2022: The Colorado Department of Higher Education celebrated Colorado's future educators at a virtual ceremony on Thursday, May 5, as part of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6). The fourth annual Future Educator Honor Roll recognizes outstanding teacher candidates from Colorado's educator preparation programs.

Polis Administration Continues to Save Colorado Students Money: Colorado Commission on Higher Education Approves 20 Open Education Grant Projects

DENVER – The Colorado Commission on Higher Education announced support for 20 proposals for Open Educational Resources (OER) projects to save students money on high-quality teaching, learning, and research resources. 
"We are saving Colorado students money on textbooks, providing innovative and high-quality education, and reducing out-of-pocket costs," said Gov. Polis.

Student Success and Workforce Revitalization Task Force Releases Recommendations to Make Colorado More Affordable & Help Students

The report outlines opportunities and lays out a modernized vision for the state's postsecondary and workforce ecosystem

DENVER – Jan. 10, 2022: Today the Student Success and Workforce Revitalization Task Force released its report to the legislature outlining a range of bold and innovative efforts Colorado can undertake to make the state more affordable and create student success in today's work environment.