Community College of Aurora welcomes both ASSET students and those that qualify for DACA.
Colorado Senate Bill 13-033, commonly known as the ASSET Bill, provides an additional pathway for students to qualify for in-state tuition classification at Colorado institutions of higher education. This bill allows U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens, and students without lawful immigration status (examples: no status, Deferred Action) to qualify for in-state tuition rates if they meet certain conditions.
ASSET Qualification Requirements
Attended at least 3 years at a public/private Colorado high school immediately preceding graduation or earning a GED; and 2) Admitted into a Colorado institution of higher education and attends within 12 months of high school graduation or earning a GED.
Colorado high school grads or GED completers prior to September 1, 2013 who were not admitted into college within 12 months may qualify for in-state tuition if they have been physically present in Colorado for 18 months prior to admission.
Asset students will be required to obtain their SASID (State Assigned Student Identifier Number) from their high school in order to be eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.
Deferred Action/DACA Qualification Requirements
Meets Colorado in-state tuition classification policy requirements
Acceptable documents to support Colorado residency claim for in-state tuition classification:
For more information and to apply contact: Karen Hurtado (303) 361-7363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do students classified as ASSET for tuition purposes qualify for financial aid?
ASSET students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid. These students are eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF), as well as institutional and foundation funds. In addition, we have researched scholarships and found the following scholarship opportunities for which ASSET and DACA students are eligible.