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Denver, CO 80202
(303) 974-2660 (Spanish, English)
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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.
Explore how College In Colorado supports the DHE Master
Plan, Colorado Rises.
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
The College In Colorado Websites provide
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
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;
- Careers In Colorado is our interactive tool to
explore top job pathways in the information technology, health and
Informational materials include brochures,
posters and the College Guide. Use the re-order
form or e-mail Orders@cic.state.co.us.
Additional information, materials and resources are detailed for
educators on the For Professionals
CIC - Future Planning
College In Colorado has been a trusted and reliable resource for
education and career exploration, planning and guidance for
educators, parents, students and adult learners for more than a
decade. During this time, the CIC websites and resources have been
available free of charge to all users in the state.
Good news! Although CIC's core federal funding
ended June 30, 2018, our generous partners have made it possible to
provide CIC.org to the State, free of charge, through June 30,
Design Discovery Meetings
- In November, the
executive committee of the Workforce Development Council approved
moving forward with the RFP response proposed by the vendor
consortium of BrightHive, PAIRIN, Ligature Creative and Maher and
Maher. During December and January 2019, we will be conducting
design discovery meetings with stakeholders from the participating
agencies. If you would like to participate in these conversations,
please contact CIC Director Julia Pirnack
Request for Proposal (RFP) -
Submission deadline was Aug. 31, 2018, 5:00 PM MST. Proposals
were received and were evaluated. Vendors selected for an interview
presented to the Evaluation Committee in October
Request for Information (RFI) Process - concluded
Full Task Force
Governance and Funding Sub-Committees