Proof of Lawful Presence

Colorado House Bill 1023 requires all students receiving public benefits (i.e. in-state residency or other reduced tuition rates) to prove their lawful presence in the U.S. Students may comply by applying for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) or Financial Aid. Students who choose not to complete these steps must show a Colorado driver's license or Colorado identification card or sign an affidavit in the presence of a PPCC Enrollment Services Center staff member. Failure to comply will result in the loss of the reduced tuition benefits. There is no appeal process once these benefits are lost. For more information go to or stop by any PPCC Enrollment Services Center.