Last Updated: Mar 28th, 2013 - 15:54:01
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ASSET bill to be introduced tomorrow

The ASSET bill (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow), which addresses in-state tuition at Colorado�s colleges and universities for undocumented students, is set to be introduced in the legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

According to MSU Denver Deputy Provost Luis Torres, this will be the seventh time legislators will address this issue. �MSU Denver was the only higher education institution to publicly support the bill the first time it was introduced many years ago,� he said.

The failure to pass a bill that addresses tuition for undocumented students after numerous attempts was the impetus for President Stephen Jordan and MSU Denver�s Board of Trustees to adopt the Colorado High School/GED Nonresident Tuition Rate in June 2012. There are 258, students registered for spring semester under the rate, up from 237 last fall. Three students graduated this fall.

Jordan will speak at a Higher Education Access Alliance (HEAA) rally in west foyer of the Capitol tomorrow at noon in support of the ASSET bill.

The prime sponsors of the bill, Sens. Angela Giron and Michael Johnston and Reps. Crisanta Duran and Angela Williams, will speak at the rally.

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