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Supreme Court Upholds Tuition Rules for In-State Students

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This morning, the "California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law which allows certain nonresidents, including some undocumented students, who attend and graduate from a California high school to pay in-state tuition at the state's public colleges and universities," reports the UC newsroom.

"The law applies to students who attend high school in California for at least three years and graduate. It has benefited both undocumented students and U.S. citizens. In 2008-09, for example, nearly 80 percent of the 2,019 students who qualified under the law for tuition exemptions at UC were U.S. citizens or legal residents."

The law, AB 540, only applies to tuition; "undocumented students still are not eligible for federal, state or institutional financial aid."

Previously: Will Undocumented Immigrants Have to Pay Higher Tuition at California Colleges?