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Bill Detail: HB24-1403

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Title Higher Education Support Homeless Youth
Status Governor Signed (04/29/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Higher Education
House Sponsors S. Bird (D)
E. Sirota (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/25/2024

Joint Budget Committee. The bill requires all Colorado public
institutions of higher education (institutions) to provide financial
assistance to a Colorado resident student (qualifying student) who is
between the ages of 17 and 26 and who has experienced homelessness in
the state at any time during high school. The institutions shall provide
financial assistance to cover the remaining balance of the qualifying
student's total cost of attendance in excess of the amount of any private,
state, or federal financial assistance received by the student. Subject to
available appropriations, the bill requires the Colorado commission on
higher education to provide institutions money to cover 50% of the
remaining balance of financial assistance for qualifying students.
The institutions are required to designate an employee to serve as
a liaison to qualifying and prospective qualifying students. The
institutions shall notify qualifying students of their eligibility for
remaining balance financial assistance.
The bill requires the department of higher education (department)
to add one employee as a navigator to provide guidance to prospective
qualifying students when selecting institutions and completing
applications for admission and financial aid. The bill requires the
department to enter into a data-sharing agreement with the department of
education in order to identify prospective qualifying students.
The bill clarifies student eligibility to participate in the foster youth
financial assistance program.

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