Undocumented Students Are Newly Eligible For Financial Aid In Colorado

According to CPR News (May 14, 2019), undocumented college students in Colorado will soon be able to access state financial aid.

Governor Jared Polis has sign a bill into law that allows undocumented students to apply for the $160 million dollars Colorado gives out in financial aid every year.

Until now, undocumented students in Colorado could get College Opportunity Fund dollars and help from their higher education institutions, but state aid has been unavailable to them.

There are some caveats: Students must have attended a Colorado high school for three years before graduating, they must be admitted to a participating college within 12 months of graduating and they must sign a document that says that are seeking or will seek legal status as soon as they’re eligible.