Metro State adds tuition rate for undocumented students
Metro trustees pass undoc'd tuition rate on 7-1 vote,
to applause of large crowd
– Tweet from Todd Engdahl, Education News Colorado
We are very pleased that the trustees of Metropolitan State University have approved a new category of non-resident tuition, making post-secondary education accessible and affordable for qualified undocumented students who have graduated from Colorado high schools and meet other criteria.
Metro's new "Colorado High School/GED Tuition Rate" will be more than what resident students pay but less than traditional out-of-state tuition costs. No state moneys will subsidize this new rate, with the full costs being covered by students and their families.
The Bell Policy Center has long supported affordable tuition rates for undocumented Colorado high school graduates at all of our state's public colleges and universities, and applauds Metro State's trustees for their leadership in taking this important step forward.
Ensuring that more students can pursue post-secondary educational opportunities is not just good educational policy, it is also good workforce development policy that will help Colorado build the strong foundation on which our state's future economic competitiveness and quality of life will rest.
Article posted on June 7, 2012