Friday, April 15, 2011

Maryland DREAM Act Passes

On Tuesday, Maryland passed its version of the DREAM Act which once signed by the governor, will allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition.

The new law, which Gov. Martin O’Malley has pledged to sign, will allow students to be recognized as residents of their home states regardless of their immigration status and pay in-state tuition at Maryland’s public four-year colleges if they clear three hurdles: graduate from a Maryland high school, complete 60 credits at a Maryland community college and prove they and their parents paid income taxes for the prior three years.

In Maryland, the law means the difference between $8,416 in tuition that state residents pay and $24,831 that out-of-state students must pay.

Read the whole story about this amazing victory here.


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