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Lawmakers to discuss Denver college's tuition rate

Officials at a Denver college are scheduled to talk to Colorado lawmakers about a tuition rate they set for illegal immigrants that the state's Republican attorney general says is against the law.

Metropolitan State College of Denver's decision this month has drawn criticism from Republicans who rejected Democrats' legislation this session that also sought to make higher education less expensive for illegal immigrants.

The Joint Budget Committee is scheduled to talk with Metro State about the new rate Wednesday.

Attorney General John Suthers issued an opinion Tuesday, saying Metro State's unilateral decision is "not supported by governing law." He says lawmakers must decide whether to provide the benefit to illegal immigrants.

The new tuition rate lets certain illegal immigrants attend college at about $3,578 per semester. That's about half what they'd pay under the nonresident rate.

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