- Aug 20, 2008
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- Glentunnel, NZ
Don't they have to be graduates of U.S. high schools? Also, as has been pointed out, many of these illegal kids have been here since they were babies or small children. Many went to public schools for 12 years.
NC has passed a law that allows community colleges to take financial advantage of an often poor segment of its population because of our nation's inability to pass immigration reform. Regardless of whether or not this segment of its population has been and intends on always being residents of NC, CCs will be allowed to charge a US high school graduate ChargeMaster rates, a/k/a out of state tuition, which supplements those paying in-state rates. And you're upset because a segment of the population that has not yet been granted US citizenship is allowed to go to college? Overcharging them isn't enough?
give the state enough time and they will do what california did and allow them to not only pay in-state tuition but give them the money to do it with. I don't have a problem with people coming here to get an education but they should be legal and should pay the same as anyone else out of state. how fair is it that a legal citizen from texas would pay a higher fee than an illegal in a california collage.
For a few years, Texas has had in state tuition and state financial aid for illegal immigrants. And while Texas has far more illegal immigrants than every state except California, we're still talking about a very small number attending college here.It'll be something to see how this works out. Under current federal law, none of them are eligible for Title IV funding and most reputable scholarship foundations, as well as most private lender providers, require either citizenship or legal residency to receive funding.
It'll be something to see how this works out. Under current federal law, none of them are eligible for Title IV funding and most reputable scholarship foundations, as well as most private lender providers, require either citizenship or legal residency to receive funding.