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The Metro State University board of trustees meets June 7, 2012, when the board voted to allow a lowered tuition rate for illegal immigrants, making Metro State the first higher education institution in Colorado to do so.

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A decade of support: Metro State University at the forefront of lowered tuition rates

Andrea, a sophomore at Metro State University who did not want her last name published, came to the United States at age 7. She’s lived most of her life in the shadows, never sharing her story. Sarahi Hernandez, a brunette busting with energy, has taken the opposite approach with her outspokenness about the adversity facing illegal immigrants and undocumented students. But each is similar in their status.

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