Tuition Equality Victory in Michigan

Tuition Equality Victory in Michigan

"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 school graduates living in the state without legal permission.  The move applies to the flagship Ann Arbor campus and satellites in Flint and Dearborn and joins Michigan with other top public colleges like the University of Texas and the University of California, where students qualify for in-state tuition if they went to state high schools regardless of citizenship status.  The Board of Regents voted 6-2 along party lines to make the change after university students waged a year-plus campaign for “tuition equality” that featured silent protests and other public demonstrations." - Associated Press, July 18, 2013.