Financial Aid

College Opportunity Fund (COF)

This is a stipend that pays a portion of your total in-state tuition when you attend a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution. The stipend is paid on a per credit hour basis to the institution. The credit-hour amount will be set annually by the states budget. 

Steps to complete your COF:

  1. Have your Social Security Number
  2. Personal Identification Card
  3. Complete your COF application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This is an application that should be prepared yearly for students attending college.  This application is available starting January 1st and will require the previous years tax returns.  A completed application will determine a students level of eligibility for financial assitance through Pell Grants, Federal Student loans, and Federal Work-Study.  Pell grants are awarded based on financial need and are not required to be paid back.  Federal student loans allow a student to borrow money from the government but MUST be paid back and will include interest.  Work-study funds are used to pay students to work for their school and doesn't have to be paid back. 

Steps to complete your FAFSA:

  1. Be Prepared: Have your Social Security Number, Personal Identification Card, W-2's and tax returns.
  2. Apply for your PIN: Personal Identification Number (PIN) is your electronic signature and should remain confidential.
  3. Complete your FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid will include personal, financial and parental information.
  4. View your SAR: Student Aid Report explains what financial assistance you will rececive.

Scholarships

For additional help with your Financial Aid, please contact Ms. Sallak at sonya.sallak@d51schools.org or 970-254-6891.

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