Denver Direct: Are you trying to figure out how to pay for college?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Are you trying to figure out how to pay for college?

College can be expensive, but high cost shouldn’t become a barrier for any student who has worked hard to get a degree. My staff has teamed up with College In Colorado to host a series of college financial aid information sessions across the state to give current and prospective students and their families a better sense of the financial aid options available at the federal and state levels, the eligibility criteria and key deadlines, and the application process. 

Two “Funding Your Future” information sessions will be held in Denver, and I hope you will be able to attend one of them. The first is Saturday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Tivoli Student Center at the Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway. The second is Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at CEC Middle College, 2650 Eliot Street. For more information on these financial aid information sessions we are holding across Colorado, check out

Students often think they can’t afford to go to college, don’t believe they qualify for financial aid or accumulate astronomical debt to attend school. These information sessions will provide current and prospective students and families with information about the college financial aid process, community scholarship resources, federal loan information, and FAFSA completion information. College In Colorado staff will also be available for private sessions.

Additionally, students attending the information session may enter to win a $500 scholarship from College in Colorado. 

For questions and information, please call Alexis Harrigan in my office at 303-455-7600. Please RSVP for the information sessions if possible at[email protected]


Michael F. Bennet
United States Senator