States That Grant Resident Tuition Regardless of Citizenship Status
- The law broadened state residency to include all graduates of TX HSs (or individuals that receive the equivalent thereof from TX), regardless of immigration status, who are enrolled in a state college/university, have resided in TX for 3 or more years, and who sign an affidavit promising to file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest possible opportunity.
- The law permits immigrant students to qualify for in-state tuition rates if the student attended a California HS for 3 or more years, graduated from a California HS or attained the equivalent to a HS diploma, registers as a student after the fall of the 2001–02 school year, and files an affidavit promising to become an LPR at the earliest possible opportunity.
- This law allows all students to be eligible for in-state tuition rates if the student attended a UT HS for 3 or more years, graduated from a UT HS or received an equivalent degree in UT, registers as an entering student at a college/university after the fall of 2002-03, and if the student is undocumented, files an affidavit promising to file an application to become a permanent resident as early as possible.
- This law permits all students, regardless of immigration status, to have in-state tuition rates if the student attended a NY HS for 2 or more years, applied to attend a NY city or NY state college/university within 5 years of receiving a HS diploma or the equivalent thereof (issued in NY) and if the student signs an affidavit promising to file an application to become an LPR as soon as possible.
- Would qualify an individual who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. to be classified as an IL resident for tuition purposes if the individual resided with his or her guardian while attending an IL HS, graduated from an accredited IL HS or achieved the equivalent thereof, attended such HS for 3 years preceding the graduation, registers as an entering student no sooner than Fall 2003 and provides an affidavit stating that the individual will file an application to become an LPR as soon as eligible to do so.
- Would permit immigrant students, regardless of status, to be eligible for enrollment at an OK institute of higher learning and be eligible for classification as an OK resident if the student attended an OK HS for at least 2 consecutive years and graduated from such HS. Would also make financial aid and scholarships accessible for such students.
- Would permit students, regardless of immigration status, to obtain in-state tuition rates if they attended and graduated from a KS HS or received a GED certificate issued within KS, and have lived in KS for a period of at least 3 years immediately preceding the acceptance to an institution of higher learning.
- Would have redefined “resident student” to include those students who have attended an accredited NM HS for 3 or more years.