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ABOR To Decide Tuition For Arizona DREAMers
The Arizona Board of Regents is meeting Thursday to decide how much more #DREAMers attending the state's three universities, will have to pay in tuition this fall.
The meeting follows last week's ruling by the Court of Appeals that both federal and state law prohibit universities and community colleges from offering in-state tuition to those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Regents Chairman Bill Ridenour said the first order of business is whether the board needs to do anything at all at this point.
"Obviously, we want to stay within the law," Ridenour said. "But, by the same token, we need to figure out what we can do for these students."
While the appellate judges said in-state tuition for dreamers is illegal, the Maricopa Community College District governing board, whose policy was declared illegal, voted Tuesday to appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court.
That means the ruling could be overturned.
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