Regents consider lower tuition for ‘dreamers’
PHOENIX — The Arizona Board of Regents will start the process next month to see if there are ways that some illegal immigrant “dreamers’’ can qualify for lower tuition than they now have to pay.
A 2006 voter-approved measure spells out that anyone who is not a citizen or legal resident who wants to attend a state university must pay the higher out-of-state
Rick Myers, the board’s chairman, said that has pretty much tied the hands of universities.
But Myers said last year’s decision by the Obama administration to grant “deferred action’’ to some illegal immigrants may provide a legal basis for the board to decide that these students can qualify for some rate higher than resident tuition but less than what those from other states are charged.
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