Increasing the stipend and holding down tuition should be a top priority. We should increase the stipend to at least $3,000 per full-time student in 2007, and higher if possible. And we should make sure COF stipends keep pace with inflation after that. Colorado should also double need-based financial aid and work-study opportunities.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary looking at low levels of financial aid in Colorado and a Colorado Commission of Higher Education proposal that could potentially limit aid to the neediest families in the state.