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HB22-1155

In-state Tuition For Colorado High School Graduates

Concerning in-state tuition classification at institutions of higher education for students who complete high school in Colorado.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Higher Education
Bill Summary

Under existing law, an institution of higher education (institution) must classify a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student attended high school in Colorado for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date the student either graduated from a Colorado high school or successfully completed a high school equivalency examination and the student is admitted to college within 12 months of graduating high school or completing the equivalency examination. The bill repeals the requirements that a student has attended a Colorado high school for 3 years and be admitted to college within 12 months of graduating or completing an equivalency examination.

The bill requires an institution to classify a student as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student:

  • Graduated from a Colorado high school or was physically present in Colorado for at least one year immediately preceding the date the student successfully completed a high school equivalency examination in Colorado; and
  • Has resided been physically present in Colorado for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrolling in an institution.

The bill clarifies that a student who is classified as an in-state student because the student meets the requirements in the bill is an in-state student for the purposes of determining whether an institution meets the minimum required percentage of in-state students in an incoming freshman class.

Because the bill repeals the requirement to be admitted to college within 12 months of graduation, the bill also repeals the exception to that requirement for a student who does not have lawful immigration status and graduated or successfully completed the equivalency examination prior to September 1, 2013.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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