going to college shouldn’t break the bank

We promise every Coloradan an affordable college education one that will not saddle our citizens with mountains of debt.

Tuition and fees at the Community Colleges of Colorado are less than half of those at most public four-year universities. You’ll have access to great professors, real-world programs, and career-ready learning — all adding up to incredible value!

How to Pay for College

A variety of methods are available to help finance your education. Contact the financial aid office at the college you are interested in attending for more details.

College Opportunity Fund

Funding is available for state residents pursuing an undergraduate education through the College Opportunity Fund (COF). Applying for COF support is easy, and you only have to do it once. Apply at cof.college-assist.org. You can also apply for federal and state financial aid at studentaid.gov/.

Grants & Scholarships

Grants do not have to be repaid and are available at the federal, state, and college levels. Examples include the Federal Pell Grant and TEACH Grant.

Additionally, numerous scholarships are available through the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges.

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Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. There are two types of work study: on-campus (work for the school) and off-campus (private nonprofit organization or a public agency).

Student Loans

This is money borrowed that must be repaid. Types of loans include: Federal Stafford loans, Federal Parent PLUS loan, Federal Perkins loan, loans from private financial institutions.