Friday, March 13, 2009

Colo. Governor Approves of In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

According to an article in today's Denver Post, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter claims he'd sign a bill that would offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrants if it reaches his desk. Until now, Ritter hadn't made clear whether or not he supported Colorado Senate Bill 170, which would require that a person attending a Colorado high school for at least 3 years and enrolling in a
Colorado college or university within 5 years would gain in-state tuition privilege regardless of immigration status.

You can go to the Colorado Department of Higher Education's website to find current classification guidelines for higher education in Colorado. See this page to find out how the State of Colorado defines "immigrants" or "resident aliens" for tuition purposes.

As of today, the second reading of Senate Bill 170 has been referred, with amendments, to the Senate Appropriations Committee. To see the history of, find various versions of, and find additional information about this and other Colorado legislation, see the web page of the Colorado General Assembly. Still searching for more information about education and legislation in Colorado State? See our guide to Colorado State Resources.

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