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FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) -
the Ohio Board of Regents voted to allow in-state tuition rates for
non-immigrant college students. In Fremont, Terra State Community is the first
community college to utilize the new law.
Thursday, the school announced a new policy to allow certain undocumented
students to receive the in-state rates.
students are generally the children of illegal immigrants who go through the
local school system. According to Terra Director of Admissions Kristen Taylor,
there are more than 95,000 undocumented students who have graduated from high
school or received a GED in the United States.
sources say that only about 5-10 percent of these students are actually going
on for a higher education," Taylor said.
local undocumented students have spent the majority of their lives in Ohio.
Taylor says the fact that these students are considered aliens shouldn't be a detriment
to their education.
students who were brought here illegally, as no fault of their own, have an
opportunity," she said. "This is why we call them ‘dreamers.' They have an
opportunity to give back."
in-state rates would save these students up to $1,200 per year, and could
ultimately help the local economy.
certainly want an educated work force out there," Taylor said. "People who are
equipped, can contribute back to the economy. And these individuals have that
receive the in-state rate, the students must apply for Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) though an immigrations lawyer. After that, they will
be legally considered non-immigrants.
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