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Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis

dc.contributor.authorFeder, Jody
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T16:02:00Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T16:02:00Z
dc.date.issued2008-10-07
dc.description.abstractCurrently, federal law prohibits states from granting unauthorized aliens certain postsecondary educational benefits on the basis of state residence, unless equal benefits are made available to all U.S. citizens. This prohibition is commonly understood to apply to the granting of “in-state” residency status for tuition purposes. In the 110th Congress, several bills that would amend this federal law have been introduced (H.R. 1221, H.R. 1275, H.R. 1645, H.R. 4192, S. 774, S. 1348, S. 1639, and S. 2205). Meanwhile, some states have passed laws aimed at making unauthorized state residents eligible for in-state tuition without violating this provision. This report provides a legal overview of cases involving immigrant access to higher education, as well as an analysis of the legality of state laws that make in-state tuition rates available to illegal immigrants. For a policy analysis of this issue, see CRS Report RL33863, Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and “DREAM Act” Legislation, by Andorra Bruno.
dc.description.legacydownloadsRS22500_20081007.pdf: 2286 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
dc.identifier.other668557
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/79245
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectunauthorized aliens
dc.subjectstudents
dc.subjecttuition
dc.subjecthigher education
dc.subjectCongressional Research Service
dc.subjectfederal law
dc.titleUnauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis
dc.typeunassigned
local.authorAffiliationFeder, Jody: Congressional Research Service, American Law Division

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