NJ Considers Tuition for Those In U.S. Illegally

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

Lawmakers are set to consider a bill Monday that would allow people who are in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition at New Jersey colleges and universities.

The Assembly Budget Committee will decide if the bill, designed to take effect in the fall, will advance in the legislature. To be eligible, illegals must have attended a New Jersey high school for at least three years and have a diploma from a state high school or the equivalent.

To qualify, students must also submit an affidavit to the university stating that they have filed or plan to file an application to legalize their immigration status as soon as they are eligible to do so.