With the passage of Colorado Senate Bill 33, more students will qualify for in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities.
More commonly known as the ASSET bill, the law applies to U.S. citizens — permanent resident aliens and undocumented students — all of who must meet certain criteria to attend the state’s colleges and universities including:
• Having attended a public or private high school in Colorado for at least three years
• Having graduated from a Colorado high school or completed a Colorado GED
• Having been admitted to a Colorado college or university within 12 months of graduation from a Colorado high school or completion of a Colorado GED.
In addition, students without lawful presence must also complete an affidavit indicating that they have applied for legal presence or will apply as soon as they are eligible to do so.
At Colorado Mountain College, students who meet all of these criteria can then apply to college by completing the CMC application, the ASSET application and, if applicable, the affidavit stating they have or will apply for legal presence.
If the student has resided in the CMC district for the past 32 days, it is possible to qualify for the in-district tuition rate, which is $56 per credit hour for 100- and 200-level classes.
Registration is now underway for all fall semester classes, and early registration is advised. Classes begin Aug. 26. New students should attend an orientation or meet with a college counselor in order to register.
For more information about ASSET, call Yesenia Arreola at 970-947-8357 or visit the college’s website at coloradomtn.edu/asset.