Explore the financial support and scholarship opportunities available to Continuing Education ACCESS students.

Financial Support Advising

Students enrolled in university credit courses through Continuing Education may be eligible for financial assistance. Continuing Education has a financial support advisor to assist you in exploring all the options available to you, whether you are a degree or non-degree student.

Detailed information about how to receive federal financial aid is available on the CU Boulder Financial Aid website.

Email questions to our Financial Support Advisor at cefinaid@colorado.edu.

College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is an amount of money given by the state of Colorado to Colorado residents enrolled in undergraduate credit courses at a Colorado college or university. Each year the Colorado Legislature sets the stipend (amount given to students as a per credit hour amount).

You are eligible for COF if you’re:
  1. An undergraduate student (can be non-degree),
  2. Classified as a Colorado resident and paying resident tuition (some exceptions apply);
  3. Enrolled at CU Boulder in main campus courses through Continuing Education’s ACCESS Program, the Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions program, the Individually Designed program, or CU Boulder Summer Session; and
  4. Have not exceeded the 145 lifetime credit limit (petition options are available).

  1. Apply online through the College Access Network.
  2. Authorize COF when you enroll in your course(s). For more detailed instructions please visit the Registrar’s COF page.
    • Please note – it may take three to four days after you apply for COF for you to be able to authorize. You cannot apply and authorize COF on the same day.
  3. Questions? Call us at 303-492-5148.

The COF stipend is not applicable for CE Evening Credit, CE Online Credit, Applied Music, Individualized Instruction, Extraordinary, or International English Center courses. The tuition rates for many of these programs are based on the tuition paid by Colorado residents after the COF stipend is applied.