Immigrant students will pay significantly less in tuition at Colorado colleges under legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday.
The Colorado House passed a proposal Friday allowing students who entered the U.S. illegally to pay lower college tuition, sending the bill to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to sign it.
Undergrads at Colorado State University can expect another 9 percent jump in tuition to pay next year if the draft budget goes through.
The cost of college keeps soaring way above the rate of inflation, but it pays to shop around because some schools are a better deal than others.
Illegal immigrants in Colorado are closer to getting in-state tuition rates, as long as they seek citizenship.
Parents are contributing 32 percent less for tuition over the past two years. That means students have to be creative with saving money and earning scholarships and financial aid.
State auditors say Colorado college students are paying more for higher education now than they did when lawmakers approved a stipend program to fund students instead of institutions before the last recession.
A Denver college’s move to establish a special tuition rate for illegal immigrant students has spiraled into a legal fight involving the state’s attorney general.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says the Metropolitan State College of Denver does not have legal authority to create a discounted tuition category for illegal immigrants.
The Colorado Attorney General’s office is reviewing a discounted tuition rate for illegal immigrant students set by the Metropolitan State College of Denver – a debate that has divided state lawmakers for years.
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