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COF - Frequently Asked Questions

COF Frequently Asked Questions

  • Fall Semester COF: Opens to begin applying to student bills the first week of July; Deadline to receive COF for Fall is the last week of January
  • Summer Semester COF: Opens to begin applying to student bills the first week of April; Deadline to receive COF for Summer is the first week of September
  • Spring Semester COF: Opens to begin applying to student bills the first week of December; Deadline to receive COF for Spring is the last week of May

  • You can use COF at multiple schools at one time by authorizing at each school you plan to attend. If you choose to transfer to another school, you can move your COF by authorizing at the other school.

  • COF will discount 145 undergraduate credit hours per student, per lifetime.  The following may be options for you to extend your 145 hour COF limit if you've already used them.
    • Institutional Waiver - Only complete this form if you have already used several hours of COF (ie if you have previous degrees or have been attending college for several years). If you're not sure, your best bet is to make sure you complete the steps above. Sign up for COF, authorize through your student portal and look for COF to apply after you register. If you don't see it, please email records@pikespeak.edu. We can let you know if you need an institutional waiver.
    • Post Baccalaureate COF Waiver - One-time extension of 30 COF hours for those with a bachelor’s degree.
    • Colorado Commission on Higher Education COF Waiver – Students who have exhausted other waivers or need more than a 30 credit extension.

  • If your COF has applied, it will show up as a deduction on your student bill as "COF STIPEND".  
    • Please Note: COF will be unavailable after the deadline for each semester.

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If you still have questions about COF - or how it applies to you at Pikes Peak State College - contact us at records@pikespeak.edu