ASSET bill passes in Senate Education Committee

Jan 25th @ 6:15 am in News, People, Public Service by Scott Staley

Colorado ASSET co-sponsors Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and Sen. Mike Johnston (D-Denver)

The Senate Education Committee passed Colorado ASSET (Senate Bill 13-033) on a bipartisan vote of six to three yesterday. The Colorado ASSET bill now moves forward to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“This is the seventh year this legislation has been introduced in Colorado, so it is encouraging to see ASSET move forward with bipartisan support,” said Senator Angela Giron (D-Pueblo). “It is time for Colorado to provide equal access to higher education for all of its high school graduates.”

“By providing affordable higher education for aspiring Americans, the state will see a better return on its K-12 investment,” said Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver). “Building a larger educated workforce benefits Colorado.”

About the Colorado ASSET bill:

Official title: Concerning In-State Classification at Institutions of Higher Education for Students Who Complete High School in Colorado

This legislation allows Colorado high school grads, regardless of citizenship, to attend a state college or university at an in-state tuition rate if the student:

  • Attends a Colorado secondary school for three years prior to graduation or completion of a GED
  • Is admitted to a Colorado higher education institution
  • Provides an affidavit stating that they have applied for lawful presence, or that they will apply as soon as they are eligible to do so