Metro Moves Ahead With Illegal Immigrant Tuition

University Releases New Tuition Rates

Metropolitan State University of Denver is moving ahead with its new tuition rate for illegal immigrant students.

Former House speaker and Metro trustee Terrance Carroll told The Denver Post that the school is not looking for a fight. But he adds the school is willing and able to defend its decision.

The school's decision in June drew criticism from Republicans who rejected Democrats' legislation this session to make higher education less expensive for illegal immigrants. Attorney General John Suthers has issued a legal opinion that says the school's decision is "not supported by governing law."

The new tuition rate lets certain illegal immigrants attend college at about $3,578 per semester, about half the nonresident rate.

Officials say 72 new and 24 returning students have registered under the new rate.

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