Two bills aimed at allowing undocumented immigrants and the children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at New Jersey’s colleges and universities are headed for a vote in the state Assembly.
NYU has made a number of loans to executives and star professors for expensive vacation homes in areas like East Hampton, Fire Island and Litchfield County, Conn., in what educational experts call a bold new frontier for lavish university compensation.
By investing in junior colleges, the Treasure State boasts a 6 percent rise in adult graduation rates over a span where the rest of the country showed an increase of less than 1 percent, according to census data.
Among in-state tuition increases announced so far, The Citadel has the smallest, at 3 percent, with Winthrop at 3.1 percent, and College of Charleston and Lander University at 3.16 and 3.15 percent, respectively.
Liane Larson grew up in Kansas. Her parents are military veterans who served in Kansas. She graduated from high school in Kansas, and her husband is from Kansas. But when Larson arrived at The University of Kansas, she didn’t qualify for in-state tuition. When she joined the Air Force after graduation, she was stationed in Arizona and claimed Arizona residency.
A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the focus on race as a barrier, upholding the right of colleges to make limited use of racial preferences to ensure a diverse student body. But in a ruling due this month, the court is widely expected to roll back that decision.