Metro State board approves special tuition rate for illegal immigrant students

Article author: 
Anthony Cotton
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
7 June 2012
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

The Metropolitan State College of Denver Board of Trustees voted 7-1 this morning to pass a new tuition rate for illegal immigrant students.

The rate of $3,358.30 per semester — greater than that paid by in-state students but more than 50 percent less than the cost for out-of-state students — will take effect this fall...

The only trustee to vote against the new tuition rate was Jack Pogge, who said the benefit to the college wasn't great enough to proceed.

"It's not our position to do this," Pogge said, referencing the Legislature's decision to kill the ASSET bill.