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Bill: HB14-1124
Title: In-state Tuition American Indian Tribes Ties To CO
Official Summary

The bill requires a state-supported institution of higher education
to classify as an in-state student for tuition purposes a student who is a
member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe with historical
ties to Colorado, as designated by the Colorado commission on Indian
Affairs. A student classified as an in-state student pursuant to this tuition
classification may be counted as a resident for any purpose and is eligible
for state financial aid and the college opportunity fund stipend. The bill
exempts Fort Lewis College from its provisions.

Senate SponsorsL. Tochtrop (D)
House SponsorsJ. Salazar (D)
StatusSenate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (04/29/2014)
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Bill: SB14-001
Title: College Affordability Act
Official Summary

For fiscal years 2014-15 through 2015-16, the bill reduces from
9% to 6% the amount by which a governing board of a state institution of
higher education may increase undergraduate, resident tuition; except that
the Colorado school of mines may increase its tuition by the greater of 6%
or twice the inflation rate. If a governing board wants to increase tuition
by more than 6%, it must first receive authorization from the Colorado
commission on higher education by submitting a financial and
accountability plan.
The bill appropriates additional moneys to the department of
higher education for financial aid, the college opportunity fund program,
and the state institutions of higher education.

Senate SponsorsA. Kerr (D)
C. Jahn (D)
House SponsorsL. Garcia (D)
M. McLachlan (D)
StatusGovernor Signed (05/01/2014)
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