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.
Metro State College of Denver trustees passed a plan that gives illegal immigrants a 58 percent tuition break. One state lawmaker said the college may lose funding as a result.
Senate Democrats approved legislation that would allow illegal immigrants in Colorado attend college at a discounted tuition rate.
The University of Colorado is looking at ways it can increase the tuition benefits it makes available to its faculty and staff so the school can compete with what other colleges provide.
Colorado State University is considering a 20 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students this fall to help deal with a $23 million cut in state funding.
Colorado Democrats are making another attempt Thursday to give illegal immigrant students in-state tuition, the fifth time they’ve pushed the proposal in the last decade.
Democratic lawmakers are making another attempt to pass a bill that would grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants in Colorado.
Colorado Democrats are proposing legislation allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state college tuition.