Contributed by Aaron Hall
The 2012 version of the ASSET Bill has been killed in the House Finance Committee by a 7-6 vote and will not be allowed to come up for a vote on the House Floor. The bill would have allowed qualified undocumented students in Colorado to pay a tuition rate for state universities which is lower than the out-of-state rate but higher than the resident rate.
Thirteen states have passed laws allowing undocumented high school graduates to pay an in-state tuition rate at state universities. According to research by a non-partisan legislative staff, 70 percent of Colorado’s undocumented students live at or below the poverty level and would not attend university at an out-of-state rate.