A Florida Atlantic University student, after being denied in-state tuition, is asking an appellate court to recognize his same-sex marriage.
The Florida Senate passed a bill Thursday allowing students who are living in the country illegally to qualify for in-state college tuition rates.
There’s been a small victory of sorts for those who support in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students.
As state lawmakers enter the final week of the 60 day session, immigrant advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to employ more political muscle to convince them to pass a bill which will allow thousands of youths living in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition for the state’s colleges.
Gov. Rick Scott and former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez on Friday pushed the state Senate to advance a measure that would allow some undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates.
The future could possibly be a little dimmer for some of Florida’s upcoming high school seniors who plan to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship.
A lot of work was done in Tallahassee Thursday. Among the bills passed in the House was the one that would let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.
Even as more Republicans come out against a bill to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates, even if they are in the country illegally; the bill continues to make its way through the legislature.
On Friday, the House approved a bill that would guarantee in-state tuition rates for children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are undocumented immigrants.
A splintered Florida Board of Governors approved a variety of tuition increases for 11 of the state’s 12 public universities following a chaotic meeting that featured changing votes and shifting coalitions.