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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.

For more information, visit the College Opportunity Fund website.

Test Prep

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

A scholarship fund in memory of FRCS Alumnus Samuel J. Murri (2009). For more information, including how to qualify and apply, visit the web page. Donations can be made to the fund here.

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

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:

Scholarship applications and Miscellaneous Scholarships

Scholarship Search Websites and Resources

  • fastweb – “find your dream school and a way to pay for it”
  • – “find scholarships while colleges recruit you”

Helpful Links

FRCS Alumni Information

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:

College Week Live

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 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.

Career Help

  • 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

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Parent Resources

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

Testing Info


Front Range Christian School’s code is 060921.

Free ACT Practice Test Guide


Front Range Christian School’s code is 060921.

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