The College Opportunity Trust Fund (COF) provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students attending a Colorado participating public institution or private school.
The COF stipend will lower your tuition bill by $85 per credit hour at participating public institutions or $43 per credit hour at participating private schools — capped at 145 credit hours.1
For example, if you take 15 credit hours per semester, you will receive a stipend in the amount of $2,550 for the year (30 credit hours) or $1,290 respectively.
- Be a Colorado resident and U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be classified as an in-state student for tuition as determined by the college
- Be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student
- Be admitted and enrolled at a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution
If you attend a participating Colorado private university, you must apply for financial aid through FAFSA and be eligible for a Pell Grant.
How to Apply?
All eligible students must complete the COF application and authorize the use of the stipend when registering for classes at their respective institutions.
You only have to apply once in your lifetime,2 and you will receive the stipend every term that you register AND authorize for eligible undergraduate courses.
For additional information, call 720-264-8550.References
- Certain exceptions may be made to the credit hour limit if a waiver is granted.
- Do I have to apply for COF every year?