Tuition For Illegal Immigrants Bill 02 Apr 13

Lawmakers are considering extending Minnesota’s resident tuition rates for public colleges to illegal immigrants. The move to make college cheaper for illegal immigrants would be on the condition that they graduate from high school and apply to legalize their immigration status as soon as possible. The bill also opens access to some financial aid. The bill passed the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee unanimously last month, and is expected to come up before that committee again today (TUE), possibly to be included in a larger higher education bill. If it’s signed into law, Minnesota would become the 13th state to offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.