ACLU lauds U-M decision granting in-state tuition to state students regardless of immigration status

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan applauded the University of Michigan Board Of Regents for extending in-state tuition rates to all students who attended high school and middle school in Michigan, regardless of their immigration status.

“We are delighted that University has decided that these students should be granted the same opportunity to obtain an affordable education as their classmates,” said Kary L. Moss, ACLU of Michigan executive director. “This decision provides a lifeline for hard-working students who have persevered, often against long odds, to gain acceptance to the University of Michigan and fulfill their dreams of going to school and working.”

Under the new policy — which regents approved on a 6-2 vote July 18 — students who attend a Michigan middle school for two years, then attend a Michigan high school for at least three years before graduating, will qualify for in-state tuition as long as they attend the University within 28 months of graduation. This year, in-state tuition will cost students at U of M $13,142, while out-of-state students will pay $40,392.

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