DACA Students No Longer Eligible for In-State Tuition in Arizona, Judge Rules

The Arizona Court of Appeals overturned a 2015 ruling that allowed undocumented students who were brought to the United States as children to qualify for in-state tuition, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, started by President Barack Obama in 2012, undocumented students can receive two-year reprieves from deportation. This week, Judge Kenton Jones wrote that such students are ineligible for in-state tuition, the Chronicle reported. This ruling overturns a county judge's decision in 2015 to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at Arizona's three public institutions.

As reported by the Chronicle, resident tuition for undergraduates at Arizona State University last year was $10,640; nonresident tuition was $26,470.


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