Career Advance Colorado

Financial Assistance Towards Training for In-Demand Jobs

Final Deadline is June 2 for new Career Advance Awards for the Summer 2024 semester. See the Schedule on this webpage.

Ready for a career change? Take the first step with CMC and Career Advance Colorado! Thanks to this state program, you can get training in rewarding fields that move Colorado forward.

How does it work?

Starting in Fall 2023, students who enroll in one of the following training programs will have help covering educational expenses such as: tuition, fees, course materials, and other costs while funding is available:

AAS Nursing
AA Early Childhood Ed Emphasis (STAA-DWD)
AA Elem Teacher Ed Emphasis (STAA-DWD)
AAS Early Childhood Education
AAS Fire Science Technology
COP Heating and Air Cond.
COP Carpentry Basic
COP Carpentry Advanced
COP Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy
COP Driver Operator (Fire Science)
COP Early Childhood Ed - Teacher
COP Early Childhood Ed - Director

COP Early Childhood Ed - Assistant Teacher
COP Fire Academy I
COP Fire Academy II
COP HVAC Advanced
COP Nurse Aide
COP Pipe Welding
COP Basic Welding & Cutting
COP Welding Design & Fabrication
COP Elementary Education Alternative Certification
COP Secondary Education Alternative Certification

Students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) and Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) application, if eligible.

Good Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is required.


Contact the Office of Financial Aid at Colorado Mountain College to discuss program requirements and qualifications.

CMC Financial Aid

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Summer 2024

Awarding and Registration Schedule

Register for classes by midnight April 18 to be considered for the first round of funds to be awarded on April 19 (before the Summer 2024 payment deadline).

Register for classes by midnight June 2 to be considered for the final round of funds to be awarded on June 3.

• Students must meet all eligibility criteria to be considered for an award.

• If you can't cover your entire CMC student account balance by April 22, the summer payment deadline, set up a payment plan.

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