Don't let the fear of paying for college stop you from applying. There are many resources available for financial assistance.
All college applicants must fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This helps determine your overall financial responsibility to the college or institution of choice.
All college applicants should also apply for as many scholarships as possible. There are scholarship search sites developed to help match you to scholarships most relevant to you. There are also local scholarships available from Clear Creek County and the State of Colorado, as well as prestigious full ride scholarships given by colleges and universities. With so many options, it is worth your time and money to spend a day researching ways to fund your education.