According to a report by Angela Morabito of the Campus Reform, elected officials in Georgia and Arizona are introducing bills that would let illegal alien students pay in-state tuition at state schools. However, American citizens from other states would still be subject to paying out-of-state tuition rates.
In the meantime, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation that would grant illegal aliens access to state financial aid and school-based aid, despite already paying in-state tuition at the moment.
According to the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act, any individual “not lawfully present” in the United States will not be eligible for “any postsecondary education benefit,” unless citizens are eligible for the same benefits.
Currently, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, deems DACA students to be legally present in the U.S. However, DACA only applies to individuals who are eligible and were brought to the U.S. before June 15, 2012. Per the National Council of State Legislatures, backers of