College Opportunity Fund

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Concurrent Enrollment Program with Arapahoe Community College

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What is the Colorado Opportunity Fund?

The College Opportunity Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. The stipend pays a portion of your total in-state tuition when you attend a participating Colorado college.

Eligible undergraduate students must apply, be admitted and enroll at a participating college to receive this benefit. Both new and continuing students are eligible for the stipend.

Qualifying students may use the stipend for eligible undergraduate classes. The stipend is paid on a per credit hour basis directly to the college at which the student is enrolled. The credit-hour amount is set annually by the General Assembly.

  • Concurrent Enrollment students are required to sign up for and authorize the use of COF.

  • CE students or their parent/guardian will receive a bill (and may be subject to collections at the end of each term) for the amount of COF if the COF stipend is not applied to the student's college account

  • CE course are used towards the 145-hour lifetime-credit-hour cap

  • CE students have the option to apply for COF as a part of their Arapahoe Community College (ACC) admissions online application (Option 1) or by applying directly at: (Option 2)

Select one option:


Option 1: Authorize ACC to apply for your COF

Select "Yes" on the COF box when competing ACC's online admissions application


Option 2: Apply for COF on your own

Apply for COF online at: and select "Apply Now!"
You'll need your date of birth, Social Security number and a valid email address

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.