The Colorado State University System Board of Governors voted today to support Senate Bill 13-33 in the Colorado General Assembly.
The bill would allow undocumented immigrants who graduate from a Colorado high school to pay in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities.
“This isn’t about immigration status – this is about ensuring that the pathways to opportunity are open to all Colorado’s children,” said Mary Lou Makepeace, a member of the CSU System Board of Governors.
CSU system chancellor Mike Martin said Colorado and our nation as a whole benefit from having an educated populace.
“What happens to these kids if we deny them access to higher education?” Martin said. “What is the impact on their lives, the economy and our state?”