15 states have passed immigrant tuition laws


Yves Gomes, a student at the University of Maryland, who's parents were deported, right, talks to his great uncle Henry Gomes, in his great uncle's house where he lives, in Silver Spring, Md., Friday Jan. 17, 2014. Gomes says he considers himself one of the lucky ones _ lucky, at least, among the so-called “DREAMers.” Even though his parents were deported and his legal status was once in limbo, today the 21-year-old Indian native attends the University of Maryland paying in-state tuition. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) | Zoom

(AP) - Fifteen states have statutes allowing students who are in the United States without legal permission and were brought to this country as children by their parents to be eligible for in-state tuition. To qualify, they have to have graduated from a high school in the state and meet other requirements, such as having been a state resident for two years or three years.

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Illinois

Kansas

Maryland

Minnesota

Nebraska

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Oregon

Texas

Utah

Washington

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Source: National Conference of State Legislatures


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