Illegal immigrants in Michigan may now attend the University of Michigan and pay the same rates as students living in-state.
The measure was approved by the Board of Regents in a 6-2 vote along party lines, reported the Ann Arbor News.
“Under existing practices, unauthorized immigrants who grew up in Michigan pay the out-of-state rate to attend the state’s flagship university,” the newspaper reported. “Under new guidelines, students who attended Michigan middle school and high school will have the ability to pay in-state rates as long as they matriculate to the Ann Arbor school within 28 months of graduating high school. … The approval means affected students pay $27,250 less in tuition. In the fall Michigan residents will pay $13,142 a year, while non-residents will pay $40,392.”
The measure also approved in-state tuition costs for all military and honorably discharged veterans.