Colorado Extends State Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

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Undocumented students in Colorado are now eligible for state financial aid.

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law this spring approving the change. The new policy builds on prior legislation that extended in-state tuition rates to undocumented students.

To receive state financial aid, students must have attended a Colorado high school for three years prior to their graduation and be admitted to a participating college.

Recipients are also asked to sign a document pledging to seek legal status as soon as they are eligible.

Read more about the legislation and learn about undocumented students and higher education.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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