Washtenaw CC may reduce tuition for some undocumented immigrants

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The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees will consider amending the school's residency requirements to allow individuals who qualify for the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive reduced tuition rates.

The policy will allow otherwise unauthorized immigrants who moved to the U.S. prior to turning 16 and who meet certain federal requirements to receive in-district and out-of-district rates at WCC, as opposed to out-of-country rates such students currently pay. Such students still must prove residence in Washtenaw County or in Michigan.

Administrators proposed the change to the seven-member board in June and the proposal had enough support to be brought back to the board for a formal vote Tuesday, July 23 during a 6 p.m. meeting at the Morris Lawrence Building on WCC's campus.

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