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Expert Blasts Texas Tuition Ruling
Posted on 13 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate McGee, Texas Tribune, Apr. 13, 2022 "A federal judge has ruled that the University of North Texas can’t charge out-of-state American students higher tuition than undocumented Texans who qualify for lower in-state tuition under a 2001... Read More

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Version of Dream Act Into Law
Posted on 24 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last year, Giancarlo Tello had to drop out of Rutgers University in Newark because he couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. This happened even though he lived in New Jersey. The problem was that Tello, 23, is from Peru and was undocumented... Read More

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments... Read More

Law Profs Weigh In on Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a nutshell, DACA recipients who can meet the durational requirement while in DACA status are clearly qualified to receive resident tuition status. It is not federal law that grants them this eligibility, but Georgia law and policy on their face... Read More

Georgia DACA Students Entitled to In-State Tuition Status: Rivera Hernandez v. Alford
Posted on 3 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs have established that they are entitled to mandamus relief as a matter of law. Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED and Defendants are hereby compelled to perform their duty in applying the federal definition of lawful... Read More

Tags: daca , tuition , Georgia , kuck

Wendy Ruiz, et al. v. Gerard Robinson, et al. - Florida tuition
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state of Florida denied in-state college tuition rates to U.S. citizens living in the state but unable to prove the lawful immigration status of their parents – an unconstitutional policy that more than tripled the cost of tuition... Read More

Pleadings in Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski


Texas colleges to send out reminders to undocumented students
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Just in case undocumented students receiving in-state tuition at Texas public colleges and universities forget that they pledged to apply for permanent residency status as soon as possible, a new rule approved today by the Texas Higher Education... Read More

Students Protest Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Enrollment, Tuition Policies
Posted on 11 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Janel Davis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 10, 2016 - "Officers arrested a group of immigrant students and their supporters Tuesday after a protest of college enrollment and tuition policies that keeps some immigrant students out of Georgia’s... Read More

Expanded MPI Chart: Mapping the Patchwork of State ‘DREAM Acts’ and Postsecondary Education Policies for Unauthorized Immigrant Youth
Posted on 8 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Oct. 2015 - " This expanded chart provides information on postsecondary policies related to enrollment, in-state tuition, financial aid, and other supports for the top 15 states of residence for DACA youth. It shows, for example, states coming... Read More

Tags: mpi , daca , tuition , chart

Immigrant Students Seek In-State Tuition in Virginia
Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Giancarla Rojas is not an American citizen, but she has an American dream. The Falls Church resident, whose parents brought her here illegally from Bolivia as a child, has worked doggedly to become the first in her family to attend a four-year college... Read More

U.S.-citizen children of immigrants protest higher tuition rates
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Born and raised in Miami, Ruiz is a U.S. citizen. But in the eyes of Florida’s higher education system, she’s a dependent student whose parents are undocumented immigrants — and not considered legal Florida residents . As... Read More

Ohio's Public Colleges Must Offer In-State Tuition to DACA Students
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ohio’s public colleges must charge in-state tuition to young residents who are undocumented immigrants with temporary legal status, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey has ruled." - Karen Farkas, Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 31... Read More

Tags: daca , tuition , Ohio

Tuition Equality Victory in Michigan
Posted on 20 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The University of Michigan on Thursday decided to let immigrants living in the country illegally pay lower, in-state tuition, a victory for activists who said one of the nation’s most prestigious schools is financially out of a reach for high... Read More

NY tuition proposal stirs debate
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New York's top education officials recommended Monday that the state open its financial-aid programs and college scholarships to [unauthorized] immigrants, a significant shift that even its supporters conceded would be a uphill political... Read More

Tags: New York , tuition