Colorado’s ASSET bill, Senate Bill 13-033, allows undocumented students who meet all eligibility requirements to qualify for in-state tuition at Colorado State University.


  • You have attended a high school in Colorado for at least three years immediately preceding graduation or completion of a general equivalency diploma (GED) in Colorado (three years is defined as six academic terms from three separate years).
  • You were admitted to a Colorado college or university within 12 months of graduation from a Colorado high school or completion of a Colorado GED.
  • You graduated from a Colorado high school or completed a Colorado GED before September 1, 2013 and have continuous physical presence in Colorado for 18 months preceding the start of the semester you plan to enter college (additional documentation may be required).

Apply for Admission

When you apply, fill out all portions of the application as completely and accurately as possible, including your citizenship status and educational background. If you are a DACA student, do not enter your DACA ID in place of social security number (SSN); leave SSN blank. Select “I am interested in learning more about the ASSET Program” in the residency section for more information about next steps.

Apply for ASSET

After you are admitted to CSU,  fill out the ASSET Application and send the supporting documents listed below at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes.

Apply for the College Opportunity Fund

Apply for the College Opportunity Fund. Indicate that you have applied for legal presence or will apply as soon as you are eligible to do so. Be sure to check the box under the Personal Information section indicating that you do not have a Social Security Number or if you have a Social Security Number through DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). You will be issued a unique COF identification number for college use instead of a Social Security Number.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Some institutional scholarships and grants may be available to ASSET students. To be considered for aid and scholarships, it is important to submit your completed application for admission by February 1. For details, contact Sylvia Martinez in the Office of Financial Aid at 970-491-1570 or Se habla español.

ASSET Notification

The Office of Financial Aid will make the final determination about your eligibility for in-state tuition under the ASSET bill. For more information about the process or required documentation, refer to the ASSET web page or contact Sylvia Martinez in the Office of Financial Aid at 970-491-1570 or sylvia.martinez@colostate.eduSe habla español.