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College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund is available to Colorado residents by completing these two steps:

STEP 1 - Apply for the stipend on the state website by clicking the button below.

Apply for Stipend

STEP 2 - The first time you register for classes, you must "Authorize" use of your COF benefit.

About the College Opportunity Fund (COF)

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is available to Colorado Mesa University undergraduate students who are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes and enrolled in classes. When a student applies for COF, they are applying to receive a state benefit that reduces the student's share of tuition. Just like a grant, it does not need to be repaid.

After applying for COF on the state website, the student must "choose to authorize" their registration at Colorado Mesa University. A student can verify their authorization through the MAVzone Students tab under "COF Stipend Authorization"

Students have up to 145 credit hours that they can use at any Colorado college. If a student exceeds that amount, they may submit an appeal for a one year extension at Colorado Mesa University by completing the COF MAX Hours Appeal. If additional credits are needed after the Colorado Mesa University appeal process, a student may submit a CCHE College Opportunity Fund Appeal through the state of Colorado.

For further information, check out the COF Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Registrar's Office.