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ASSET In-State Tuition

Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET): Undocumented students who meet Colorado Mesa University admission requirements and have been accepted for admission or are continuing Colorado Mesa University students are eligible for in-state tuition at Colorado’s public higher education institutions under the ASSET bill, Senate Bill 13-033, if they meet the necessary qualifications starting summer semester 2013.

To qualify for Colorado ASSET in-state tuition per House Bill 22-1155 passed in 2022, an undocumented student must:

  • Have attended a public or private high school in Colorado for at least one year immediately before graduation or completed a general equivalency diploma (GED) in Colorado. One year is defined as two academic terms immediately preceding graduation or completing the Colorado GED.
  • Have continuous physical presence in Colorado for 12 months preceding the start of the semester.
  • Apply for and complete an affidavit with the College Opportunity Fund (COF) indicating that you have applied for legal presence or will apply as soon as you are eligible to do so.
  • Submit official final Colorado high school transcripts indicating one year of attendance at a Colorado high school immediately preceding graduation.
  • Submit official Colorado GED transcript, if applicable.

Contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] for additional information.

Financial Aid for ASSET Students

The Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) is the application by which students who qualify for ASSET in-state tuition can apply for state financial aid. Learn more about the CASFA application.