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Background on the ASSET Bill

On April 29, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 13-033, Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) into law. ASSET provides an additional pathway for students to qualify for in-state tuition classification at Colorado institutions of higher education. This bill allows U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens, and students without lawful immigration status (examples: no status, Deferred Action) to qualify for in-state tuition rates if they meet certain conditions. 

To qualify for ASSET, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Attended a Colorado high school for at least one year before graduation or was physically present in Colorado for at least one year immediately preceding the date the student completed a high school equivalency examination in Colorado; and
  • Has been physically present in Colorado for at least 12 consecutive months before enrolling in an institution. 

Procedure for Requesting ASSET In-State Tuition Rate

To qualify for in-state tuition under the ASSET bill, students will need to submit the ASSET In-State Tuition Application and provide all required documentation to the Registrar's Office.

Required documentation to qualify for ASSET includes:

  • An official final high school transcript showing three years of attendance at a Colorado high school immediately before obtaining your Colorado high school diploma or Colorado GED;
  • Submit official Colorado GED transcript (if applicable);
  • Submit official proof of acceptance at a Colorado college or university (for institutions other than UNC) within 12 months of graduation from a Colorado high school/completion of a Colorado GED;
  • Complete ASSET In-State Tuition Application and
  • COF Application and Affidavit (if the student is without lawful immigration status)

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