Opinion

Commentary: In-state tuition for undocumented kids? No clear answer

Under Texas law, in-state college tuition rates aren’t only for longtime legal residents.

They’re available to, among others:

Students who bunked with Texas relatives during at least three high school years while their parents lived in another state. Students who’ve won competitive scholarships of $1,000 or more, regardless of how long they’ve lived in Texas. Students from other countries pursuing doctorate degrees through biomedical research training programs. Students attending the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College while training for the Olympics.

But none of those in-state tuition qualifiers have gotten the attention that’s focused on students who were brought here illegally as children and want to seek the American dream of a college education.

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