University In Denver Proposes Lower Tuitions For Undocumented Immigrants

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Starting in August, the Metropolitan State College of Denver will authorize lower tuitions for certain undocumented students.

The initiative creates an intermediate university tuition level above what legal residents in the state must pay but substantially below what students coming from other states or from abroad pay.

According to MSCD president Stephen Jordan, the measure would benefit some of the 300 incoming undocumented students and 120 other students who are already enrolled, but who up to now have had to pay as if they were not Colorado residents.

In concrete numbers, undocumented people who are studying at this time at MSCD would pay almost $7,200 per year, compared with the $4,300 that legal residents pay and the almost $16,000 that students from outside Colorado pay.

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