BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – University of Colorado is expanding a financial aid program that helps its lowest income students.
The university announced the move Thursday as Boulder chancellor Philip DiStefano attended a White House summit focused on expanding college opportunities.READ MORE: No More Face Mask Mandate In Douglas County Schools After Board Vote
The CU Promise program provides enough grants and work-study to cover the costs of tuition, fees and books for students at or below the federal poverty level. Last year, the program helped 400 students but this year the school says it will help 600.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: The Mountains Will Measure Snow In Feet, Denver Will Be Lucky To Get An Inch
Leaders from more than 100 colleges and universities are participating in the summit hosted by the Obamas. All have agreed to take action on one of four issues, including helping low-income students graduate.MORE NEWS: Staffing Issues, Mistake Lead To Cancellation Of 2 Vaccine Clinics Set Up For Coloradans To Get Boosters
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