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In-state Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants MS Word PDF - As immigration to the United States increases, more and more students are entering the education pipeline. Many of these newly arrived students are undocumented, or “illegal” immigrants, and denied the full rights of American citizenship, including educational benefits such as in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. Some states have passed legislation that extends in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants, others have proposed laws that restrict the awarding of in-state tuition to these same immigrants. This ESC StateNote provides a summary of states that have passed or have considered legislation regarding tuition for undocumented immigrants. (Carl Krueger, Education Commission of the States, August 2006)...

Student Debt and the Class of 2008 - This report examines student debt in all 50 states and at four-year public and private nonprofit colleges and universities in the U.S. Unemployment climbed from an already challenging 7.6% in the third quarter of 2008 to 10.6% in 2009--the highest third-quarter rate for college studates aged 20 to 24 this decade. (The Project on Student Debt, December 2009)...

Tuition and Fees in Public Higher Education in the West, 2009-10: Detailed Tuition and Fees Tables - This report is the latest update of WICHE's annual report on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in WICHE's 15-state region, including an institution-by-institution historical review of tuition changes from year to year, as well as those from one, five and ten years ago.(Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, November 2009)...

Department of Education Improves Rules Guiding Resident Tuition Determinations - A 2003 Florida Office of Program Policy Analyses & Government Accountability report found major weaknesses in the systems used by Florida's universities and community colleges to determine students' residency status and presented recommendations to the state legislature to improve the system. This report contains information on progress taken in response, finding that most of the actions recommended by the 2003 report have been taken, although the department of education decided not to require periodic internal reviews to identify errors leading to costly miscalculations. Also, although the legislature passed a bill that would have further tightened rules for reclassifying nonresident students as residents, the governor vetoed the bill due to concerns about its potential effect on some students. (Office of Program Policy Analyses & Government Accountability, August 2005)...

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