Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet launched a new college resource webpage to help Colorado students and families navigate the college application, financial aid and loan process and learn about available resources to make college more accessible and affordable.
“College can be expensive and the application process can be daunting, but they shouldn’t become barriers for any student who has worked hard and wants to go to college,” said Bennet. “Too often, students don’t think they qualify for financial aid, struggle with the application process or accumulate astronomical debt to attend school. This webpage provides important information to help Coloradans navigate these processes.”
Bennet’s “Your Path to College Opportunity” webpage includes information and links about the college search and application processes, financial aid opportunities, federal student loans and student loan repayment options. The page links to step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as details on the repayment options for federal student loans. The webpage also features lists of federal financial aid opportunities and targeted aid for students depending on their field of study or background.
Bennet has launched the webpage in conjunction with a statewide series of financial aid information sessions he is hosting with College in Colorado to provide students and their families with answers to their questions about the financial aid process.
Coloradans can access the “Your Path to College Opportunity” webpage by clicking on the featured area on http://bennet.senate.gov/college-opportunity/.
Two “Funding Your Future” information sessions will be held in Denver: Saturday, February 25, 10am-1pm at Tivoli Student Center at the Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Pkwy; and on Thursday, March 1, 6pm-8pm at CEC Middle College, 2650 Eliot St. For more information on these financial aid information sessions across Colorado, http://bennet.senate.gov/college-opportunity/.
Additionally, students attending the information session may enter to win a $500 scholarship from College in Colorado. Questions and information, call Alexis Harrigan at 303/455-7600, RSVP for the information sessions if possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.