Financial Aid

College Opportunity Fund

College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) provides a stipend to eligible Colorado residents attending a Colorado public or participating private institution. Students wishing to use COF toward the cost of undergraduate, in-state tuition must:

  • Register for the College Opportunity Fund at
  • Authorize Western to access the funds on your behalf

Registering For COF

Eligible Colorado undergraduate students must apply, be admitted and enroll at Western or a participating institution. Both new and continuing students are eligible for the stipend.

Authorizing or Declining COF

To authorize or decline the COF stipend, log on to MyWestern.

  • After logging in, go to the “Student” tab
  • Select “Student Records”
  • Select “COF Stipend Authorization”
  • Select the term you wish to update and click the submit button
  • Check the appropriate box to accept “lifetime authorization” or to decline
  • Click the submit button