Colorado ASSET Bill

Senate Bill 13-033, also known as Colorado ASSET, allows U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and students without lawful immigration status to receive in-state tuition through attendance and graduation from a Colorado high school or through attendance at a Colorado high school combined with obtaining the GED.

To qualify for in-state tuition under ASSET, students must:

  • Have attended a public or private high school in Colorado for at least three years immediately preceding the date the student either graduated from a Colorado high school or completed a general equivalency diploma in Colorado; and
  • Be admitted to a Colorado college or university within 12 months of graduation from a Colorado high school or completion of a Colorado GED.
  • Students without lawful immigration status must apply for COF and complete an affidavit stating that the student has applied for lawful presence or will apply as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.
  • Students without lawful immigration status who graduated or complete their GED prior to September 1, 2013, but were not admitted to a college or university within twelve months after graduating or completing the GED must have been physically present in Colorado on a continuous basis for at least 18 months preceding the start of the semester.
  • As with the traditional domicile path, residency classification will be determined based off the information and documents submitted by the student. The burden of proof is on the individual seeking in-state tuition.