Colorado

Oct 14, 2009 3:18 PM by Associated Press

Illegal immigrant college tuition bill in works

Colorado Democrats plan to take another run at a bill that would provide reduced tuition to the children of illegal immigrants by creating a new class of tuition that would not require state subsidies.

Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, says the measure, billed as the "Workforce Development and Unsubsidized Tuition Act," is a compromise that would allow the children of illegal immigrants to pay instate rates without providing a state subsidy given to legal aliens.

Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says Democrats are being disingenuous claiming no state subsidies would be required.

Brophy says it costs $16,000 to $20,000 to provide a year's worth of college to a student and if those students pay in-state rates, they will be subsidized by taxpayers.

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