Colorado Alliance for Immigration
Senate Bill 33 (SB 33)
This bill will have a direct impact on you.
The anticipated Colorado taxpayer burden for these
illegal alien students will be approximately $930,000 for the first year
and $1.4 million the following year, to pay the Colorado stipend, known as the
'College Opportunity Fund.'
Currently the University of Colorado and Colorado
State University are putting together their 2013-14 budget proposals, stating
those budgets will both require an additional 9% tuition increase. This is
despite the additional $30 million dollars in added funding intended to
halt such tuition increases.
Out of state student tuition offsets instate
tuition costs. For every illegal alien admitted, there is one less college
class seat available to those full paying out of state students, as well as
limiting available class seats for your student.
First, refer to the Delta Cost Project, a study focused on college
spending. The study shows that community college students pay about 30 percent
of their total Education and Related expenses (E&R) costs. From the report:
Spending and subsidies:
a) All institutions can still claim that, on
average, students pay less than the full cost of their education.
b) Students who pay the full sticker prices
in these institutions, on average, are paying very close to the full cost of
Not-for-profit colleges and universities typically
charge students less in tuition than what they spend per student in education
and related expenses
Public institutions receive much of their subsidy
from state and local appropriations.
The above study shows that out-of-state students
fund their fair share and then some of actual college tuition costs. We know
that more in-state students in attendance means less college seats are open for
lucrative paying out-of-state students.
We also know that as of today, Adams
State University (CO) is seeking 16% increase in their tuition rates, while
stating the out-of-state students will face a 2% tuition increase.
The Denver Post also reported that:
The proposed increase at Adams State comes not long
after other state schools floated news of potential tuition increases. Both the
University of Colorado and Colorado State University have 9 percent hikes on
the table. Metro State University of Denver will begin budget discussions in
April, with a vote coming in June. It is limited by law to no more than a 9
percent tuition hike.
Click here to read today's article.
We also know this: the anticipated Colorado taxpayer burden for these illegal
alien students will be approximately $930,000 for the first year and $1.4
million the following year in the costs of the Colorado stipend, known as the
"College Opportunity Fund."
Can you afford to support illegal
What you need to ask yourself is: can you afford
the significant costs of enrolling illegal alien students at the in-state rate?
These costs to you will be incurred in the form of:
1. Tuition increases.
2. Our state tax dollars (COF funds) being doled out to those not
lawfully present in the U.S.
3. The loss of classroom seating opportunity for
out-of-state paying students.