Deferred action work permits could help immigrants get in-state community college tuition
Undocumented immigrants accepted into the Obama administration’s deferred deportation program may be eligible for in-state tuition at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Under a 2007 voter-approved law, undocumented immigrants have had to pay out-of-state tuition rates in
“So if a person who receives deferred action status from the federal government comes to us with a work document, that allows them to establish legal presence," Gariepy said. "They can then go on to try to establish residency for purposes of getting the in-state tuition.”
Gariepy says additional documents are required to prove residency and that a work permit alone doesn’t make one eligible for in-state tuition.
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