Colo. tuition bill for Native Americans advances

From the Durango Herald, here. An excerpt:

Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, said his bill will help Native American students graduate. They are among the least likely demographic groups to attend college.

“We spend a considerable amount of time recruiting students to come here, but they don’t stay because of money,” Salazar said.

His House Bill 1124 would allow students from any tribe with historic ties to Colorado to qualify for in-state tuition at any of the state’s public colleges and universities.

The House Education Committee approved it on a 9-4 vote.

From mySA, here. A quote:

A Colorado proposal to provide in-state tuition to many Native Americans is advancing the state legislature.

The measure passed its first committee test in the House Wednesday on a 9-4 vote. The bill would grant in-state tuition to any Native American student in Colorado whose tribe has a historical connection to the state.

Our earlier post on this is here.

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