College Opportunity Fund

Current stipend amount:  $75 per credit hour

The College Opportunity Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students paying in-state tuition. The stipend pays a portion of total in-state tuition for eligible undergraduate students who attend a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution. Eligible undergraduate students must be admitted and enrolled at a participating institution to use the stipend for eligible undergraduate classes.  The stipend is paid to the institution on a per-credit-hour basis, and the credit-hour amount is set annually by the General Assembly.

To receive COF:

  1. Apply with College Assist (your one-time application will take up to 48 hours to be processed)
  2. Authorize when you register for classes or on the Billing Information tab in MyCUInfo. Students who do not complete both of these steps will be responsible for paying the total in-state tuition.

Step-by-step instructions with screenshots

Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office at 303-492-6970 or registrar@colorado.edu.