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Colorado schools and colleges will not charge application costs beginning in October. 18-20

Governor Polis Announces Fifth Annual Free Application Days


DENVER – Today Governor Polis along with the Colorado Department of Higher Education announced the fifth annual Colorado Free Application Days which will allow students to apply free starting on Tuesday, October. 18 through Thursday, 2022, Oct. 20, 2022 to public universities and colleges and a number of private schools in Colorado.


The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) has released admissions applications along with fee waiver detailsfor every college and university participating in Free Applications Days and people may apply to the number of participating institutions they’re interested in. The days conclude Colorado Applies month, a five-week, state-wide campaign to encourage high school juniors and seniors and adults to pick the option of education or training that’s best for them and to apply to the program. For the second year, the program has been expanded by one to three days.

“I am thrilled to be announcing the application deadlines for this year’s free days and I hope Coloradans considering going to college take advantage of this fantastic possibility. By removing application fees, students are able to get one step closer to their dream school ,”|”,|”} the governor. Polis. “I am passionate about saving people money and making it possible for more Coloradans to reach their academic and life goals.”

View Gov. Polis’ speech the announcement in English as well as Spanish.


“Colorado Applies Month allows students to take some time to delve into future career aspirations and ventures, explained the Dr. Angie Paccione, executive director of CDHE. “One of our goals is to improve FAFSA and CASFA completion among senior high school students. Colorado Free Application Days not only supports that goal but also inspires residents to live up to their fullest potential .”

The statewide push is designed to improve Colorado’s postsecondary enrollment and Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) success rates. The goal is to encourage anyone who is contemplating applying to apply and to make it more easy to fill out and research different possibilities. In the last campaign, students submitted nearly 63,000 applications. Nearly half of them from minorities and nearly a third came from students who were first-generation. Statewide, 2021 application submissions were up by 10% in comparison to 2020.

Colorado Free Application Days seeks to make it easier for people to access further education and training, which is becoming more important for Colorado’s economy and workforce. In response to the increasing workforce requirements The Colorado Department of Higher Education set a goal of reaching 66% of credential holders by 2025 as part of the state-wide strategy for higher education. Colorado Rises. Increasing postsecondary enrollment and reducing equity gaps are priority strategies to improve access to higher education and lower expenses of Coloradans.


For more details, visit the Colorado Free Application Day and the Colorado Applies Month webpages.

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