Dozens of students and supporters clapped Monday as New Jersey lawmakers approved a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities.
If it becomes law, it would take effect in the fall semester. To be eligible, a student must have attended a high school for at least three years and have a diploma. They also must submit an affidavit stating they’ve filed or will file an application to legalize their status as soon as they are eligible.
Opponents say that tuition could be more expensive for those here legally.