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SB22-008

Higher Education Support For Foster Youth

Concerning postsecondary education support for certain students who have been in out-of-home placement.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subjects:
Children & Domestic Matters
Higher Education
Bill Summary

Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee. The bill requires all public higher education institutions (institutions) in Colorado to waive undergraduate tuition and fees for Colorado resident students who have been in foster care or, following an adjudication as neglected or dependent, in noncertified kinship care in Colorado at any time on or after reaching the age of 13 (qualifying students). The institutions are required to designate an employee to serve as a liaison to qualifying or prospective qualifying students.

Under existing law, school districts and the state charter school institute must designate an employee to act as the child welfare education liaison. The bill requires child welfare education liaisons to provide students in out-of-home placement with information and assistance regarding the tuition waiver for qualifying students.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. K. Priola, Sen. R. Zenzinger
Rep. H. McKean, Rep. B. McLachlan

Sponsor

Sen. S. Fenberg, Sen. D. Moreno

Co-sponsor

Upcoming Schedule

Feb
3
Thursday

Education

1:30 pm  |  SCR 357