U of Colorado Regents Vote 5-4 To Back In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students

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Monday, February 6, 2012

The University of Colorado regents narrowly voted Wednesday to support a bill that would give unsubsidized in-state tuition to undocumented students who attended high school in Colorado.

Regent Tillie Bishop, R-Grand Junction, voted along with the board's Democrats to support the resolution, which voices the regents' support of state Senate Bill 15.

Bishop has softened his stance since last year, when he opposed an earlier version of the legislation.

"We need to stand up and recognize these are young people wanting an education to better themselves," Bishop told his fellow regents prior to the vote at the board's meeting on the Colorado Springs campus.

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