BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
In an effort to encourage more Colorado high school seniors to apply to the state’s colleges and universities, all 32 of the state’s public colleges and universities (see list below) are waiving their application fees for all applications filed on one day only—Tuesday, October 15 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 pm.
Colorado Free Application Day caps off Colorado Applies Month, a statewide campaign that encourages high school seniors to successfully apply to a higher education program and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).Anyone who has filled out that form will agree that it isn’t that easy to do so, but it is well worth the effort for anyone wishing to get federal aid for college, based on income and savings.
In 2018, nearly 23,000 Colorado high school seniors took advantage of this opportunity that applies to technical schools and community colleges, as well as traditional universities.
For those students presently attending community colleges in Colorado and getting ready to transfer to a four-year college or university, Many community colleges are waiving transcript fees to help you prepare for Colorado Free Application Day! Submitting a transcript is key step in the transfer process.
The list of public Colorado higher education institutions who have agreed to waive their application fees for state residents for one day on October 15 includes Adams State University, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, including its Pueblo campus and CSU Global, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado in Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs, University of Northern Colorado, and Western Colorado University. Also included in this wonderful opportunity are public two-year and technical colleges: Aims Community College, Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Colorado Mountain College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Emily Griffith Technical College, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Community College, Otero Junior College, Pickens Technical College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Technical College of the Rockies, and Western Colorado Community College.
Private universities Colorado College, University of Denver, Regis University and Johnson & Wales University are also participating in the program, along with some private, occupational schools. Students can find them through: highered.colorado.gov/FreeAppDayCo.html.
High school seniors should contact the admissions office of the schools to which they plan to apply to find out exactly how to take advantage of this opportunity.
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