John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General, says Metropolitan State College of Denver does not have legal authority to institute a reduced tuition rate for undocumented students.
According to Suthers:
“After carefully reviewing the state and federal law in this area, my office has concluded that Colorado’s state-supported higher-education institutions cannot create discounted tuition categories for students who are unable to prove their lawful presence in the United States.” Furthermore, Suthers said, “The General Assembly may continue to consider this issue. In the meantime, however, state-supported institutions of higher education in Colorado cannot act unilaterally. Under federal law, they must await a decision by the legislature.”