Per CDHE: Students who attend private K-12 institutions are not assigned SASIDs. A student may be able to request a SASID from its local public school district, but the capacity for issuing SASIDs upon request may vary by district. If the student attended any public school after SASIDs were introduced in 2003, the student would have [...]
How should campuses interpret “attendance” for purposes of satisfying the requirement to attend high school for at least three years prior to graduating or receiving a GED?
Per CDHE: To satisfy the three-year attendance requirement, students must have enrolled in at least two academic terms (i.e., semesters) for three academic years in high school prior to receiving high school diploma or a GED. Campuses should count academic terms appearing on a student’s high school transcript (or transcripts) to establish attendance. [...]
If a student can produce valid evidence of having received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals must he or she also complete the affidavit required by SB 13-033?
Per CDHE: Yes. Any student seeking in-state under the BIll who does not have lawful immigration status must complete the affidavit. However, a student who has applied for or received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will have “applied for lawful presence,” as set forth in the affidavit. In order to ensure that all students are [...]
Per CDHE: Yes, the requirements for GED students changed. Students with a GED must complete three years of high school immediately preceding the test to qualify under this provision. There may be students in the system who qualified with three years in Colorado prior to receiving a GED who may be subject to domicile requirements [...]
Per CDHE: Senate Bill 13-033 provides alternative options for demonstrating eligibility for in-state tuition classification only. It is not directly tied to Deferred Action. If a student can provide documentation that he or she resides in Colorado and has acceptable evidence of domicile, such as a valid driver’s licensure and/or social security number, the student [...]
Senate Bill 13-033 states that students may be eligible for institutional funds. Under HB 06-1023, institutions were told that students without lawful presence could not receive institutional aid. Has this changed?
Per CDHE: Yes. While ASSET students are ineligible for federal or state funded financial aid, SB 13-033 eliminated the requirement that institutions verify lawful presence prior to awarding institutional financial benefits relating to the cost of attendance.
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