The Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) is the application by which students who do not have lawful immigration status can apply for state aid using the CASFA. Students who are eligible for Federal Title IV aid by completing the FAFSA should not complete the CAFSA.
In 2022, the General Assembly passed HB22-1155, In-state Tuition for Colorado High School Graduates, which updates the eligibility criteria for Colorado ASSET students to receive in-state tuition and state financial aid at Colorado postsecondary education institutions.
The new law requires an institution to classify a student as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student:
- Attended a Colorado high school for at least one year before graduation or was physically present in Colorado for at least one year immediately preceding the date the student completed a high school equivalency examination in Colorado; and
- Has been physically present in Colorado for at least 12 consecutive months before enrolling in an institution.