Colorado residents receive the College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund is a Colorado state benefit for in-state undergraduate students enrolled in college classes that reduces Colorado residents' college tuition. Just like a grant, you don't have to pay it back.

COF provides students with 145 credit hours to use at any Colorado college. If additional credits are needed, FLC may grant them up to an extra year. Students requiring additional credits after the Fort Lewis College appeal process can submit an appeal through the State of Colorado.

How to apply for a COF stipend

Apply for the stipend on the Colorado State website

Authorize using your COF benefit on WebOPUS when you register for classes

  • Find AUTHORIZE on the WebOpus account under Student Services, My Billing Information, and then Authorize COF Stipend.
  • Verify your authorization by choosing COF Stipend Authorization History in My Billing Information.
  • We recommend selecting the Lifetime Authorization so you don't have to do it every semester. You can change your preference later.

Ensure your social security number and date of birth are on file with FLC. To provide  FLC with your social security number, fill out a W9S form and upload it to Skyhawk Station.

Contact us

Skyhawk Station

Phone: 970-247-7301
Drop-in: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday


Skyhawk Station staff will check you in and guide you to a self-service kiosk or connect you with a Skyhawk Specialist or Advisor.