On Thursday, the first day of the 2012 Colorado legislative session, Colorado ASSET was introduced by Senators Giron and Johnston.
Colorado ASSET creates a third category of tuition called standard-rate tuition. For students to be eligible for this rate a student will have to attend three or more years of high school in Colorado and graduate or obtain a GED. The student will then have to apply and be accepted at one of Colorado’s institutions of higher learning within 12 months after graduating from high school or earning a GED.
“This bill has always been the right thing to do, but it is also the economically smart thing to do. We must ensure that Colorado’s economy is built on the foundation of a talented, educated, innovative, and diverse workforce,” said Senator Giron.