The Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly has asked Metro State leadership to attend their previously scheduled meeting on Wednesday, June 20, to discuss the new Colorado High School/GED Non-resident Tuition Rate.
This new non-resident rate was approved by Metro State’s Board of Trustees on a 7 – 1 vote at the June 7 meeting. Since then, several legislators have expressed concern that the creation of this rate bypassed the state legislature.
According to the Board of Trustees and Metro State Counsel Loretta Martinez, because the new Colorado High School/GED Non-resident Tuition Rate involves no state or federal subsidy, it is a legitimate policy within the board’s authority.
At the request of several other state institutions, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is reviewing the legality of the trustees’ decision to create this new non-resident rate.
"We're gratified other Colorado institutions are taking our lead and are interested in proposals like ours," says Cathy Lucas, associate to the president for marketing and communications. "We're hoping that if the attorney general chooses to issue a public opinion, that he affirms our position that our board has the authority to establish the rate and that the rate is legally sound."
Among those who will attend the JBC meeting are President Stephen Jordan and trustee Melody Harris.
For more information about the Colorado High School/GED Non-resident Tuition Rate, click here, and watch for a Special Edition @Metro following Wednesday’s JBC meeting.
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