HB 16-1100 (Pettersen) Ensuring Homeless Youth Can Receive In-State Tuition Status

Originally Posted: January 29, 2016
Last Updated: April 1, 2016


This bill would add unaccompanied homeless youth to the list of people who are eligible for in-state tuition at state institutions of higher education. The bill specifies the conditions under which an individual, under 22 years old, can be eligible for in-state tuition.


The Children’s Campaign supports this proposal to address the higher education affordability issues for children who are at a particularly sensitive point in their academic career.

Current Status

Passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support and now awaits the Governor’s signature.

Previous Statuses

March 25, 2016

Passed the Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan 5-4 vote and now heads to the Senate floor for debate.

March 18, 2016

Passed out of the House as amended with bipartisan support this week and now heads to the Senate, where it is assigned to the Senate Education Committee.

February 26, 2016

The House Education Committee heard witness testimony and discussed the bill last week, and on Wednesday the bill passed out of the House Education Committee, as amended, on a bipartisan 9-2 vote.

February 12, 2016

Scheduled to be heard by the House Education Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 17 upon adjournment in HCR 0112.

January 29, 2016

Introduced in the House of Representatives and assigned to the House Education Committee.