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Friday churn: Divvying up higher ed dollars

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The Colorado Commission on Higher Education meets today starting at 1 p.m. at the Community College of Denver 
King Center Concert Hall,
 855 Lawrence Way on the Auraria campus.

The key agenda item is a decision on how to allocate state financial aid funds to colleges. Staff has presented four alternatives for the commission to consider. All the choices involve cutbacks, because state aid is flat but the number of eligible students has grown. See the staff memo here, and check this document to see how each allocation method would affect individual colleges. See full agenda here.

Also, members of the University of Colorado Regents hold their annual mid-winter retreat at CU President Bruce Benson’s home in Silverthorne. The sessions start at 2 p.m. today and continue through Saturday morning. Agenda items include budget issues, relations with the legislature and Colorado Commission on Higher Education and board committees.

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