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The College Opportunity Fund
How The College Opportunity Fund Tuition Stipend Works: Eligible Students, Public Colleges
Tuition is based on full-time enrollment of 15 credit hours per semester for the full academic year (not including summer session) for Colorado residents during the 2013-2014 academic year. The College Opportunity Fund stipend is $62 per credit hour ($1,860 for 30 hours) during the 2013-2014 academic year at participating public institutions or $31 at participating private schools.
There may be additional costs and fees for specific courses or programs. The fee listed for Community College System schools is an estimate, since fees among these schools vary.
What Is It?
The College Opportunity Trust Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. The stipend pays a portion of your total resident tuition when you attend a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution.
Eligible students include undergraduates classified as Colorado resident students for tuition purposes and enrolled at state colleges and universities. Additionally, undergraduate students enrolled at participating private colleges or universities may be eligible if the college or university is approved for the program by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the student meets certain eligibility requirements.
This helpful website contains information about all sorts of tests, as well as practice tests to help you prepare for the real thing. As tests are an important part of the college application/acceptance process, this site can help ready you for entrance to the school of your choice.
Preparing for College
My College QuickStart
A reminder to students who took the PSAT/NMSQT: You were sent an access code in January to access the My College QuickStart. Be sure to access the site to receive extensive information about majors and careers that fit your strengths and interests through a detailed personality test. You’ll also have access to a lot of helpful resources, including score results (and projected SAT scores), an SAT Study Plan, recommended college lists (based on your home state and indicated choice of major), and more. Students must use the codes sent to them in early January to access these resources.
Roads to Success
These helpful Roads to Success pages take families on the journey of preparing for college for each year of high school. Each link loads a .pdf file with specific information for each year. These pages are redistributed with permission.
College Visits, Fairs, and Presentations
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Samuel J. Murri “All-In” Scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1000 scholarship. Please visit the scholarship web page to read about and apply for the scholarship. The deadline for applications is typically the end of May.
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest in which students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.
Scholarship applications and Miscellaneous Scholarships
- Greenhouse Scholars
- Freshmen Scholarships from Montana State University (funds awarded until they are gone)
Scholarship Search Websites and Resources
Front Range Christina School is grateful to continue our relationship with Colorado Christian University as a Partner in Christian Education. For more information about Colorado Christian University please visit their website: http://www.ccu.edu/
The Common Application
Common Application Information and Updates: This blog will help students understand all of the advantages of using the common application as well as useful advice for any college admissions process.
Guide to Online Colleges in Colorado
Compiled by bestschools.com the guide to non-profit colleges and universities in Colorado that incorporate online degree programs has been overhauled. The guide offers a non-biased, data-driven approach to ranking online degree programs.
College Score Cards
- College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.
- DIY College Rankings from College Factual lets you pick the criteria by which you wish to rank schools and then compare them based on those criteria.
- ACT Career Club – web-based, virtual world that allows students to investigate a wide variety of different occupations and potential careers
- Work Readiness Reports from ACT – Includes benchmarks and standards report to present a framework for aligning education and training to current job skill requirements, and describes what individuals must achieve to secure in-demand jobs and to transition throughout their careers.
- ZeeMee – helpful resume creator
Christian College Guides
College Search Websites
- College Confidential’s College Search
- Campus Explorer
- College Data (bill themselves as an online college advisor)
- The FAFSA
- FastWeb Scholarship Searching
- Your Financial Aid Journey in Five Steps
- A Financial Aid Glossary (.pdf)
Admissions & Registration
- College Essay Organizer
- Admissions and Campus Visit Points
- Writing an Admissions Essay
- During Your Admissions Interview
- Overview and Details about the SAT and ACT
- Choosing a Major and a Career
Other Helpful newsletters
- 7 countries where American can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) – from The Washington Post
- The New Essay – by Mitchell Fielder – thoughts on creating stand-out college application essays in the digital age
- A Three-Year Countdown to Saving for College – by Emily Grazer in the Wall Street Journal
- Applying to College? Beware of These Myths – by Jay Mathews in the Denver Post
Webinar Series for Parents
ParentPrep is a blog offered by Cedarville University designed to help parents prepare for their child’s college education. See blog posts on their website at www.cedarville.edu/parentprep.
ACT – www.actstudent.org
Front Range Christian School’s code is 060921.
Front Range Christian School’s code is 060921.
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