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Mary Sanchez: Texas has dealt well with tuition policy for undocumented students

"Texas is dealing pragmatically and humanely with a consequence of failed federal immigration policy. Are you listening Mitt Romney? If the GOP nominates and the nation elects to the White House, a candidate who misunderstands these basic facts, the likelihood of ever substantially addressing...

U.S.-citizen children of immigrants protest higher tuition rates

"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 such, Ruiz is charged higher-priced out-of-state...

DREAMs of a education

"In a nondescript room on the University of Texas campus, about 20 students chattered and laughed before Daniel Olvera called the meeting to order. One by one, they introduced themselves: the mechanical engineering major who's building a computer program that analyzes MRI images of the...

Undocumented students find the path through college

"Salgado is fortunate that private universities like Dominican make a conscious effort to help undocumented students. Merit and private scholarships will cover two-thirds of her tuition. Dominican University President Donna Carroll said it is part of her school’s Catholic mission to...

Texas colleges to send out reminders to undocumented students

"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 Coordinating Board requires their institutions...

Tech Titans Fund Undocumented Students

"A group of Silicon Valley technology leaders, impatient with attempts to rewrite immigration laws, is funding efforts to help undocumented youths attend college, find jobs and stay in the country despite their illegal status. The group includes Jeff Hawkins, inventor of the Palm Pilot;...

Oregon Governor Signs Tuition Equity Bill

"Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday morning signed into law a bill that grants in-state tuition to undocumented Oregon high school graduates who meet certain criteria. "Friends, a dream has become a reality," Kitzhaber said after signing the bill, which he described as a "long overdue...

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...