Student Achievement

Higher education reform

Flip the state’s higher education model for the 4-year universities from funding the schools to instead providing a credit hour-capped stipend to eligible students. An example of this is a reform enacted in 2004 in Colorado that created the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF). Rather than fund the institutions, Colorado provides eligible students a credit hour stipend to apply toward tuition. The stipend is only available until a student reaches 145 credit hours. Additional details on the COF available here: https://www.cu.edu/ums/cof/faq.html

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