March 31, 2014 by Latasha Myers
The Florida House recently passed a bill that would offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in the state.
As reported in the Sunshine State News:
"HB 851 would allow students who attend a Florida high school for four consecutive years and enroll in a postsecondary institution within 24 months after graduation in-state tuition rates, provided they submit their high school transcript as documentary evidence of attendance and graduation.”
Efforts like these in states and those in the federal government encouraging states to take action, help to ensure that undocumented students who grew up in the United States and call the state they live in home, have the same access to an affordable higher education as their peers.
With each passing piece of state legislation we move a little bit closer to college affordability for all. But there are still fights to be won; many states still shut the door on an affordable college for the millions of DREAMers in the nation. Furthermore, this bill in Florida still has a tough battle ahead before it becomes law, which is why it is crucial that the Florida state Senate hears from you.