The college savings account program would put money into a College Invest savings account for each child born or adopted starting in 2020.
In Colorado, the Institute for College Access & Success said grads have an average student debt load of $26,530.
The Denver-based company Guild Education connect employers and their staffers to colleges offering tuition discounts.
Colorado’s $82 million increase in the 2018 budget will help. But tuition costs are still expected to grow by 3.7 percent at CU and 3 percent at CSU.
Thousands of graduate students in Colorado face tax increases and losing key tax deductions under a Republican overhaul plan making its way through Congress.
“Boy, we’ve sent a lot of our kids to Colorado after they graduate,” said UNK’s Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment. “We’d like to start getting some of those high school kids from Colorado to come to Nebraska.”