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About CiC

About College in Colorado


College In Colorado was initiated by the Department of Higher Education (DHE), which serves the citizens of the state of Colorado by promoting access to, affordability of, and success in higher education for all students. College In Colorado is charged with helping all Coloradans explore career and education pathways, break down barriers to postsecondary attainment, and create a plan for their postsecondary and workforce success.

A cornerstone of the campaign, www.CollegeInColorado.org, offers a free, one-stop resource to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for college.

The College In Colorado team reaches out to students, parents, educators and workforce centers through ongoing events and training opportunities, as well as providing practical tools to assist every student in Colorado in furthering their education past high school.

Our Tools

The College In Colorado Website provides visitors with everything they need to know about career and job exploration and planning, selecting high school courses, choosing and applying to colleges, and improving their financial IQ:

  • Money101 helps students and families learn how to take charge of their finances in 10 online courses;
  • College Admissions Tool assists visitors in understanding Colorado college admissions standards. Users may compare their progress to college admissions standards and create a plan to meet the requirements for the college of their choice.
  • Colorado Training Providers is the State's comprehensive list of training and education providers and their programs, including whether or not the program is eligible to offer federal money to students to take the program.
  • Own Your Future Colorado assists ex-offenders with life, job and education planning as they re-enter society;
  • Colorado ASSET informs students who lack proof of residency how they may qualify for in-state tuition and the College Opportunity Fund stipend at Colorado public colleges;
  • College Application Month is the go-to resource to take part in College Application Month each October;
  • Plan Your Health Career helps adults to explore opportunities and career pathways in health occupations.

Other Offerings

Regional sessions, single topic webinars and Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) design seminars are offered to help educators, parents and others learn about the tools and resources available from College In Colorado. Use this online Registration form to review upcoming opportunities for training in your region.

Informational materials include brochures, posters, the College Guide and the Pre-Collegiate Directory. Use the re-order formPDF icon or e-mail Orders@cic.state.co.us.

Additional information, materials and resources are detailed for educators on the For Professionals page.

College In Colorado
1560 Broadway, Suite 1700
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 974-2660
Hot Line (Spanish, English): (720) 264-8580
Fax: (303) 296-1637