CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado


Community College of Aurora welcomes both ASSET students and those that qualify for DACA.

Colorado ASSET

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

Option 1

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.


Option 2

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

  • Meets Colorado instate tuition classification policy requirements, if student is under the age of 23 provide parent information and over 23 student information
    • Taxes
    • Physical presence for 12 months or more
    • Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado Identification Card
    • Employment
    • Car Registration
  • Workers Authorization Card
  • Social Security Card

Acceptable documents to support Colorado residency claim for in-state tuition classification:

  • Rental/Lease Agreement (Mortgage agreement will be accepted when used with other documents listed below)
  • Social Security/Government assistance benefits for a full 12 months
  • Utility bills (phone, electric, water, waste disposal company, cable, etc.)
  • Colorado Motor Vehicle Record showing activity for 12 months
  • Credit card statements
  • Bank statements
  • Check stubs from employer or Letter from employer typed on letterhead paper
  • Medical bills
  • Car or Medical Insurance bills or proof

For more information and to apply contact: Karen Hurtado (303) 361-7363 or

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.

See some of the scholarship opportunities available here.

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