College Opportunity Fund

What Is COF?

The College Opportunity Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students paying in-state tuition. The stipend pays a portion of total in-state tuition for eligible undergraduate students who attend a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution. Eligible undergraduate students must be admitted and enrolled at a participating institution to use the stipend for eligible undergraduate classes.

The stipend is paid to the institution on a per-credit-hour basis, and the credit-hour amount is set annually by the General Assembly. Please check the official state College Opportunity Fund website for the current amount.

Who Is Eligible to Receive COF Stipends?

Undergraduate students paying in-state tuition.

How Do You Receive COF Stipends?

All eligible students must complete the COF application and authorize use of funds to receive the COF benefit. Students who do not complete both of these steps will be responsible for paying the total in-state tuition. 

View Your COF Balance

Click the Billing Information tab in MyCUInfo, then click the College Opportunity Fund link. You may also access the account you created on College Assist.