The Weld County Board of Commissioners have proclaimed Tuesday, January 24, 2017 as Aims Community College Day in celebration of the college’s 50th year in Weld County. Aims opened in 1967 as the county’s first two-year college, and since then has served a total of 226,297 students.
Aims Community College works to offer low tuition so that everyone may have the opportunity to obtain a college education—tuition in the fall of 1967 was only $2 per credit, and today is only $67.36 per credit. Additionally, Aims has frozen tuition rates for six consecutive years, making it one of the most affordable colleges in the state of Colorado. Along with offering an affordable education, Aims also strives to help students achieve their goals through effective and efficient program options, as well as to support economic development and increase global understanding.
“Not only does Aims offer a great education at a great price, but they are also one of our strongest supporters of the Bright Futures grant program. They are, in fact, the largest recipient of Bright Futures students in the county,” said Commissioner Chair Julie Cozad. “We consider Aims to be one of the greatest resources in the county, and we look forward to hosting them here in Weld and continuing to work with them for the next 50 years.”
The Weld County Bright Futures program offers tuition assistance to Weld County residents who have graduated from high school or received their GED (beginning with the class of 2016), as well as Honorably Discharged Veterans. The program is funded by donations from taxpayers who receive tax incentive credits for their contribution.
To learn more about Aims Community College in Weld County, go to www.aims.edu and to learn more about the Bright Futures program, visit www.weldcountybrightfutures.com