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Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan promises “targeted relief.” Are you eligible?

In a long-awaited announcement, President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration will cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who make less than $125,000 a year, or $250,000 for taxpayers who file jointly. In addition, Biden said many students from low-income backgrounds will receive an additional $10,000 in relief. The unprecedented maneuver by […]

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Colorado FAFSA rate rebounds but falls short of national average

The number of Colorado high school students completing federal financial aid forms increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that even Colorado’s improving rate falls well below the national average. Overall, Colorado’s Federal Application for Financial Aid completion rate increased by 2.2 percentage points for […]

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Colorado FAFSA rate rebounds but falls short of national average

The number of Colorado high school students completing federal financial aid forms increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic. That’s the good news. The bad news is that even Colorado’s improving rate falls well below the national average. Overall, Colorado’s Federal Application for Financial Aid completion rate increased by 2.2 percentage […]

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Rural Colorado students go to college at low rates. But one town bucks the trend.

Sisters Shaelea and Ryanna Pruett can rattle off plenty of facts about raising cattle. The Fowler High School graduates know the ideal build for a bull and how to bottle-raise a calf. The sisters could try to make a living on their family ranch tucked between Manzanola and Fowler on Colorado’s southeastern plains.  Instead, their […]

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University of Colorado names Todd Saliman sole finalist for president

University of Colorado System Regents selected Todd Saliman as the sole finalist in its search to find the next president of the four-campus CU System. The board voted unanimously after about 10 minutes of deliberation to name Saliman the only finalist from an original field of 39 candidates. Saliman was the system’s chief financial officer […]

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Free school meals for all? Colorado lawmakers want to make that a reality

Amid a host of hardships, the pandemic brought a silver lining to Colorado schools: All students could eat lunch for free, with no stigma and no paperwork. A broad coalition of nutritionists and farmers, parents and teachers wants to see Colorado continue this benefit into the future. “This is an incredible opportunity for our kids […]