|WA||Signed into law 02/2014||Postsec.||Real Hope Act|
Expands eligibility for state need grants to students who: completed the full senior year of high school and obtained a diploma at a Washington public or private high school, or received the equivalent of a diploma; lived in Washington for at least three years...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2013||Postsec.||Postsecondary Education for Undocumented Students|
Allows a student without lawful immigration status to be exempt from paying out-of-state tuition at public universities if the student meets certain criteria and also affirms he or she has or will file an application to legalize his or immigration status. http...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Student Classification for In-state Tuition|
Requires that a student be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes if the student attended a Colorado high school for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date the student either graduated from a Colorado high school or completed a general...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Exemption From Nonresident Status for Higher Education|
Provides exemption from nonresident status for higher education to students (or students who are financially dependent upon a person who is
not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States) who are not United States residents and attending a p...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||Postsec.||Legal Residency for In-State Tuition Status|
Requires every student admitted to the university system of New Hampshire after December 31, 2012 and receiving the in-state rate of tuition to execute an affidavit attesting he or she is a legal resident of the United States.
|TX||Adopted 02/2012||Postsec.||Affidavits of Undocumented Immigrants Enrolling in Postsecondary Institutions|
19 TAC 21.30
Creates new s.21.30, concerning Special Procedures for Documenting Compliance. From Texas Register: "Specifically, the new section addresses concerns that have been expressed about the obligation of institutions towards students who are not U.S. Citizens or Pe...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||Postsec.||Financial Aid, Student Fees for Undocumented Immigrants|
From bill summary: Existing law requires that a student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who has attended high school in California for 3 or more years, who has graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent thereof, who has registered at ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||Postsec.||Resident for Determining Tuition|
H.B. 153 - Resident for Determining Tuition
Requires that the chancellor's rules for determining student residency for purposes of determining tuition costs must grant residency status to a person who graduated from an Ohio high school, if the person enrolls in an institution of higher education and est...
|AL||To governor 06/2011||P-12|
|K-12 and Postsecondary Education Services and Illegal Aliens|
Specifies that verification of lawful presence in the U.S. must not be required for K-12 education. However, requires public schools to determine the citizenship and immigration status of their students, to compile data on students who are legally and illegall...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2011||Postsec.||Resident Tuition|
Provides that an individual who is not lawfully in the United States is not eligible to pay the resident tuition rate that is determined by the state educational institution.
|California Dream Act of 2010|
From bill summary: Enacts the California Dream Act of 2010. As of July 1, 2011, exempts a person who has attended, for 3 or more years, at least one of which shall have been in a high school, and graduated from, high school in California from paying nonresiden...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||Postsec.||Student Financial Aid|
Effective July 1, 2011: Provides that persons who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition (per section 68130.5 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=edc&group=68001-69000&file=68130-68134) at the California State University and California Co...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||Postsec.|
|Classification of Student for In-state Tuition|
Provides assignment of in-state student tuition classification to a student who is a United States citizen who has attended high school or completed a general equivalency diploma in the state within a specified period of time prior to the date the student enro...
|Tuition for Undocumented Students|
Concerning college tuition for undocumented immigrants committed to the care and custody of the department of children and families; requires the Department of Children and Families to provide college tuition and costs to undocumented immigrants who are commit...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
|Scholarship Eligibility for Children of Military Personnel|
Provides an exception from the 2-year residency requirement for students who have a parent or legal guardian on active duty serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Further requires the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish a proce...
|Tuition Grants and Legal Residency|
Conditions eligibility for tuition grants to students enrolled in independent nonprofit institutions of higher learning on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|Financial Aid for Legal Residents|
Conditions eligibility for state competitive scholarships on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|Tuition Differential Grants and Legal Residency|
Conditions eligibility for tuition differential grants for students enrolled in independent nonprofit institutions of higher learning on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|Higher Education Grants and Legal Residents|
Conditions part-time independent student higher education grant program eligibility on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|Graduate Student Work Study Eligibility and Legal Residents|
Conditions eligibility for work-study programs for students attending graduate and professional graduate schools and employed by qualified employers, on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|Merit Award Scholarships and Legal Residency|
Conditions eligibility for the Legislative Merit Award Scholarships on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|Work Study Eligibility and Legal Residents|
Conditions eligibility for work-study programs on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|Grant Program Eligibility and Legal Residents|
Conditions eligibility for the state Educational Opportunity Grant program on being a U.S. citizen or legal alien with permanent residency status.
|In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students|
Enacts the California Dream Act that requires the Trustees of the California State University and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and requests the Regents of the University of California to establish procedures and forms that enabl...
|AZ||Approved by voters 06/2006||Postsec.||Prohibition of In-state Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants|
V. 7 (Prop. 300)
(PROPOSITION SCR 1031-2006) Submits to the people of the State a measure relating to family literacy public program eligibility; prohibits eligibility to persons not legally in the United States or not citizens; requires reporting of the number of students cla...
|NE||GOVERNOR'S veto overridden by LEGISLATURE. 04/2006||Postsec.||Resident Status for Immigrants with Pending Immigration Status|
From the fiscal note: allow students to claim resident status if they have a petition pending with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
to attain lawful status. LB239 would also allow students graduating from Nebraska high schools and applying or in...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
"NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY FOR ADMISSION TO ANY PUBLIC
POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION--NONDISCRIMINATION IN
ELIGIBILITY FOR EDUCATION BENEFITS.--
A. A public post-secondary educational institution
shall not deny admission to a student on account of the
|Postsecondary Education Access|
Bill as written would have prohibited the Board of Governors for Higher Education from denying admission to any state secondary institution of higher learning based solely upon the applicant's undocumented immigration status or failure to provide proof of the ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Postsecondary Educational Institutions|
Concerns certain nonresidents deemed to be residents for purposes of tuition and other fees at postsecondary educational institutions; makes provisions for persons without lawful immigration status under certain circumstances. Would provide that individuals w...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||Postsec.||Tuition for Postsecondary Education|
Amend KRS 164.020 to require the Council on Postsecondary Education in defining in-state residency to include a student who met the residency requirements at the beginning of his or her last year in high school....
|IL||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Higher Education In-State Tuition|
Requires an individual who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be classified as an Illinois resident if they graduated from a high school in this state, among other conditions. Provides that certain aliens must be given the same priv...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||Postsec.||Higher Education|
New section sets new standards for resident tuition. Requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to adopt a policy which allows a student to enroll in an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and allows a student to be ...
|WA||Vetoed 04/2003||Postsec.||Resident Tuition|
Expands the definition of resident student for higher education purposes. Adds (e) Any person who has completed the full senior year of high school and obtained a high school diploma, both at a Washington public high school or private high school approved unde...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2002||Postsec.||Non-Resident Tuition, Immigrant Students|
Provides that payment of state university of New York or City University of New York tuition by non-resident students who have attended two years of high school or graduated high school in New York (or received GED in New York) shall be paid at a rate no great...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||Postsec.||Non-Resident Tuition|
The bill changes the period of continuous residence in Utah for a non-resident student prior to registering as a resident student. The impact could vary by institution, however, the net impact, once fully implemented, is an estimated increase of $5,000,000 in ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Residency Requirements|
Amends residency requirements. Act requires foreign citizens to pay the same tuition as out-of-state students unless they can establish residency by living with a parent/guardian while attending and graduating from a Texas public or private high school or rec...
|CA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12|
|Exemption from Nonresident Tuition.|
This bill would require that a person, other than a nonimmigrant alien as defined, who has attended high school in California for 3 or
more years, who has graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent thereof, who has registered at or atte...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||Postsec.||Definition of Residency|
Amends the definition of resident student for the purposes of assessing in-state tuition at a NM public college or university (Section 21-1-3 NMSA 1978). The definition is expanded to include foreign nationals assigned to armed forces active duty in New Mexico...