About 2020–21 COF

If you're a continuing student, you may notice that the 2020–21 COF stipend on your bill appears to be less than it was last year. The amount of tuition you'll pay has not increased (learn about CU Boulder's Tuition Guarantee); all you need to do is make sure you've applied for and authorized COF for the 2020–21 academic year.

As always, if for some reason you don't authorize COF, you will pay more in tuition. For more information about the College Opportunity Fund (COF), visit the Office of the Registrar.

How to Apply & Authorize COF

  1. Apply once in your lifetime at College Assist.
  2. Once you've applied, it will take 2–7 days before you can complete the next step (authorization of the stipend to your bursar account).
  3. Log in to Buff Portal.
  4. Search for "cof" or "college opportunity fund" in the Buff Portal search bar. Click "College Opportunity Fund (COF)."
  5. Click "View your COF status."
  6. Click "Authorize" and click "Submit."
  7. Click "Confirm." The stipend will appear on your student account in 24–48 hours.

Step-by-Step Instructions for COF