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New eligibility standards start in 2016

DI board adopts increase in initial-eligibility expectations

The Division I Board of Directors today voted to allow more time for high school students and those who guide them to become familiar with higher initial eligibility standards, which now will go into effect in 2016. The class entering college in 2016 is currently in eighth grade and now will have all four years in high school to work toward the new standard.

The Board adopted the increase in initial-eligibility expectations last October, with an effective date of 2015, to ensure prospects are more academically prepared for college coursework. Since then, some administrators, coaches associations and secondary school administrators expressed concern about the implementation schedule.

“We want to give young people a fair chance to meet the new standards by taking core academic courses early in their high school education,” said Board Chair Judy Genshaft, president at South Florida. “The presidents have every confidence that future student-athletes will do the work necessary to be academically successful in college.”

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In partnership with the Colorado Beautillion-Cotillion Inc.,

Athletics & Beyond in partnership with the Colorado Beautillion-Cotillion Inc., will hold a Financial Aid/College Planning Workshop for families registered in our programs.

Date: TBA
Cost: FREE!
Locations: Montbello Recreation Center, 15555 E. 53rd Ave, Denver, CO 80239
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Educational Access Specialist explains the financial aid process and assists participants in completing the appropriate financial aid, scholarship and loan applications. This includes information on the four student financial aid programs:

  • Grants
  • Work Study
  • Loans
  • Scholarships

To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA® or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.

In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

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For more information about FASFA email us: Athletics & Beyond Academic Advisor Phebe Lassiter cell phone number 303.505.0222 & her work email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Athletics & Beyond host two life skills workshop each year. The Girls' Empowerment Workshop in May and the boys' "Life Beyond Sports" in late November. Both forums are all-day programs for young adults, grades 1 - 12, to learn essential life skills and to be exposed to positive role models and healthy options for future goals. The workshop provides a safe place for boys to get together and build a camaraderie with others which encourages teamwork and confidence.

Notable Guest Speakers:

Dr. Terri Richardson
Former DPS Board of Education President Theresa Pena
First Lady Mary Louise Lee
Mayor Michael B. Hancock
House Representative Angela Williams
Retired Denver Fire Chief Roderick Juniel
Former Colorado State Academic Advisor Greg Pollard
Denver Police Chief Robert White
Denver Sherrifs Department Director Gary Wilson
Wrap-N-Mat and Representative Angela Williams

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