Standing for “Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow” the 2013 ASSET Bill (Senate Bill 13-033) allows students without lawful status in Colorado who meet specific qualifications to receive in-state tuition.
ASSET/DACA Student Information
To qualify students must:
- Have attended a public or private high school in Colorado for at least three years immediately preceding graduation.
- Have been admitted to or already attend a public college or university in Colorado within 12 months of graduating or completing a GED.
- If student does not have lawful immigration status. Must sign affidavit stating they have applied for lawful presence or will apply as soon as they are able.
- Have been physically present in Colorado on a continuous basis for at least 18 months prior to enrolling
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal policy operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department. The ASSET Bill is a Colorado State Senate Bill which does not intersect with federal immigration laws. While both DACA and ASSET are public policies that affect undocumented youth, they have separate qualifications. A student who qualifies for DACA is not automatically qualified for ASSET and vice versa. Additionally, a student may qualify for both, neither, or one and not the other.
- Education Advisory Board’s webconference on immigration March 20, 2017
- Trump Backs Off Ending DACA January 25, 2017
- Demos PRLDEF report on sanctuacry January 13, 2017
- New Hope for DACA Recipients December 20, 2016
- ACE Immigration Post-Election Q&A December 2, 2016
- Paquete de Recursos para Inmigrantes (Immigrant Resource Packet) November 2016