A House bill allowing some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates is ready for the House floor. On Wednesday it was unanimously approved by the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee which was listed as the last stop for the bill.
Another bill that will benefit higher education-seeking students with immigrant parents has made its way to the Senate.
Children born in the United States, but whose parents are in the country illegally, would be eligible for in-state tuition in Florida under a bill filed Tuesday that would codify a court decision from earlier this year.
Up against the clock to reach a deal on a $70 billion dollar budget, the Florida Senate and House negotiating committee agreed Wednesday to boost tuition five percent for state colleges.
The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted down a bill which would have allowed certain illegal immigrants to pay the in-state tuition rate at Florida’s public colleges and universities.