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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

States clarify tuition policies for undocumented students

More states are enacting their own DREAM Acts for their kids. - - Donna Poisl

By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY

New laws clarifying tuition charges for undocumented immigrants at public colleges are poised to go into effect in three states this summer, bringing to 13 the number of states that allow such students to pay lower, in-state rates and to five the number that forbid it.

Maryland will join 11 other states this summer in allowing undocumented immigrants attending public colleges to pay in-state tuition, and Connecticut's governor has said he will sign a similar bill passed last month in that state. Indiana's governor has signed legislation making it the fifth state to deny the lower resident rates to such students.
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