Plan A or Plan B?

The Rifle Citizen Telegram published this column in its Feb. 22 edition.  By Thomas Valles, CMC director of financial aid I hear from students fairly often that Colorado Mountain College is a good “Plan B” school. I disagree. I know, many students believe that graduating from a prestigious college will yield a better, higher-paying future,… Continue reading Plan A or Plan B?

Find money for college at College Goal Sunday at site near you

For the third straight year, Colorado Mountain College is hosting College Goal Sunday, a national event that takes place one Sunday afternoon in February for prospective college students and their parents to get free help with financial aid paperwork. Nontraditional and independent students are encouraged to attend as well, and assistance is available for applying… Continue reading Find money for college at College Goal Sunday at site near you

CMC Corner: It’s now easier than ever to apply for scholarships

This CMC Corner by Carol Efting, the scholarship coordinator at the Colorado Mountain College Foundation, was published in the February 1, 2016 Post Independent. If you, or your son or daughter, will be attending college in the fall, this is no doubt a time of great decisions. It can be daunting. You’ve probably begun to… Continue reading CMC Corner: It’s now easier than ever to apply for scholarships

CMC receives $4.3 million grant for student support

TRIO’s Student Support Services to expand throughout college district Thousands of at-risk college students in rural Colorado will receive financial and academic support over the next five years, thanks to an expanded federal TRIO grant that will empower Colorado Mountain College to provide even more support services throughout its six-county district. College administrators learned recently… Continue reading CMC receives $4.3 million grant for student support

Think you can’t afford college? Think again

This corner column ran in the Feb. 9 Glenwood Post Independent . By Tom Valles, director of financial aid at Colorado Mountain College. During my years in financial aid, I have met with folks who believe they cannot afford college and will not qualify for financial aid. Unfortunately, some people never go to college because… Continue reading Think you can’t afford college? Think again

Find money for college at College Goal Sunday

Get free help, advice Feb. 8 at site near you. By Carrie Click For the second straight year, Colorado Mountain College is hosting College Goal Sunday, a national event that takes place one Sunday afternoon in February for any prospective college students and their parents to ask questions and get free help with financial aid… Continue reading Find money for college at College Goal Sunday

Not too early to plan for financing college

College Goal Sunday returns Feb. 8 If you are a college-bound student, it’s not too early to begin looking at the options available to you for paying for college next fall. Mark your calendar for 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 8, when Colorado Mountain College hosts its second annual College Goal Sunday, a national event that… Continue reading Not too early to plan for financing college

CMC grant pays forward two years’ tuition for in-district students

Application deadline Dec. 12 Imagine a high school graduate handing his Colorado Mountain College tuition checks to a trustworthy source for safekeeping while he earns his associate degree at CMC. At graduation, that same tuition money is paid forward to a four-year college or university to help the student complete his bachelor’s degree. That’s essentially… Continue reading CMC grant pays forward two years’ tuition for in-district students

Esté preparado para College Goal Sunday en Colorado el 9 de febrero

Click here for an English version of this article Ayuda gratuita para estudiantes usando recursos federales y estatales* La novena edición de College Goal Sunday Colorado, un programa nacional que ofrece asistencia gratuita para las familias que deseen solicitar ayuda financiera, se lleva a cabo el domingo 9 de febrero, de las 2pm hasta las… Continue reading Esté preparado para College Goal Sunday en Colorado el 9 de febrero

Local families receive support to apply for college financial aid

On Sunday, Feb. 9, families in western Colorado will have the opportunity to attend College Goal Sunday, where they can receive free help in completing paperwork that can help them pay for college. College Goal Sunday will be held at Colorado Mountain College locations in Breckenridge, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Steamboat Springs on Feb.… Continue reading Local families receive support to apply for college financial aid