Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill on Monday that will allow illegal aliens that graduated from a Colorado high school to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state's public colleges and universities. Colorado becomes the 14th state in country to have a law that defies a 1996 federal law that prohibits states from granting illegal aliens benefits without offering the same benefit to all U.S. citizens.
Illegal aliens living in Colorado will also have access to institutional and financial aid, including the state's College Opportunity Fund which gives students that graduate from the state's high schools a grant towards tuition at either public or private universities.
The new law will require illegal aliens to demostrate that they are attempting to legalize their status in the United States.
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Updated: Wed, May 1st 2013 @ 12:30pm EDT