Nearly 100 prospective and current Metropolitan State University of Denver students have submitted the documentation that is required to qualify for the new Colorado High School/GED Non-resident Tuition Rate.
“As of today, we have received around 100 affidavits from new and continuing students who are applying for the new rate,”says Vaughn Toland, director of admissions and outreach.
The affidavit regarding filing for legal standing is among the required documents that must be submitted to qualify for the new rate, which is being offered to undocumented students who meet the following conditions:
- attended a Colorado high school for at least three years;
- graduated from a Colorado high school or completed a general equivalency diploma (GED) in Colorado; and
- submit a notarized affidavit which states, except for their immigration status, he or she is in good legal standing and is seeking or intends to seek lawful status when eligible.
The Colorado High School/GED Non-resident Tuition Rate has no state or federal subsidies. Students admitted under the rate, which is lower than out-of-state tuition but higher than in-state, are not eligible for financial aid or student loans and must pay all mandatory fees and the student health insurance premium.
The application deadline for new and transfer students, with submission of all documentation, was June 29.
For continuing students, Aug. 17 is the deadline to submit their affidavit. It is also the date that all non-resident students must prepay any tuition balance or have an authorized payment program in place, or they will be dropped from all classes.
“The Board of Trustees voted to offer the new rate on June 7 and the affidavit was approved later that month, so we felt it was necessary to give our current students extra time to get the affidavit completed,” says Registrar Paula Martinez.
The application deadline for the 2013 spring semester is Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at which time all required documents are due in the Office of Admissions, SSB 180.
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