Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign legislation to grant in-state tuition for students in the country illegally who graduate from Colorado high schools.
The signing ceremony Monday comes a decade after lawmakers first tried to pass the measure, which in the past has been opposed by both parties. This year, Democrats unanimously supported the bill and a handful of Republicans joined them.
Students in the country illegally who grew up in Colorado have had to pay for college at the out-of-state rate, which is more than three times higher than the in-state rate.
Thirteen states already allow in-state tuition for students living illegally in the U.S.