Colorado Lawmakers Approve In-State Tuition for Immigrant Students

Colorado Lawmakers Approve In-State Tuition for Immigrant Students

March 11, 2013

The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday that would allow some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state's public colleges and universities, reports the Associated Press.

The bill would allow students who graduate from Colorado high schools to attend college at the resident rate, regardless of their immigration status. Currently, those students must pay the higher rate for nonresidents, which can be more than three times higher than in-state tuition.

Though Colorado Republicans have traditionally taken a tough stand on illegal immigration, a few of them joined Democrats in the House and Senate to support the measure.

Democratic Gov. John W. Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill into law before the end of the month.

 

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The Associated Press

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/colo-immigrant-tuition-rate-final-approval-18684766

Michelle Cormier Mott

State Relations