Colorado Mesa University

College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is available to Colorado Mesa University undergraduate students who are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes and enrolled in classes. When a student applies for COF, they are applying to receive a state benefit that reduces their share of tuition. Just like a grant, it does not need to be repaid.


After applying for COF on the state website, the student must "choose to authorize" their registration at Colorado Mesa University. A student can verify their authorization through the MAVzone Students tab under "COF Stipend Authorization"

Students have up to 145 credit hours that they can use at any Colorado college. If a student exceeds that amount, they may submit an appeal for a one year extension at Colorado Mesa University by completing the COF MAX Hours Appeal. If additional credits are needed after the Colorado Mesa University appeal process, a student may submit a CCHE College Opportunity Fund Appeal through the state of Colorado.

For further information, check out the COF Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Registrar's Office.