Ark. bill would allow in-state tuition for immigrants

March 28, 2019 |

A proposal to extend in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities to some immigrant students is advancing in the Arkansas Legislature after past efforts faltered, including a high-profile push by former Republican presidential hopeful and ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee.

A bill approved by the House and pending before a Senate Committee would require public colleges and universities to classify students as in-state for tuition purposes if they’ve resided in the state for at least three years when they apply for admission and have graduated from a high school or received a high school equivalency diploma in the state.

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