A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN IMMIGRANT YOUTH TO RECEIVE IN-STATE TUITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THIS STATE.
Amends GS 116-143.1, providing that, notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, a person who meets all of the following qualifications will be accorded resident tuition status: (1) the person received a high school diploma from a NC school or a GED within NC; (2) the person attended a NC school for at least two consecutive years immediately prior to high school graduation; (3) if the person does not have lawful immigration status, they must file an affidavit with the constituent institution where they are enrolled that states they have filed or will file an application to legalize their immigration status as soon as they are eligible; and (4) the person satisfies the admission standards for the constituent institution or community college and has secured admission and enrolled as a student.
Provides that any information obtained as part of this process will be confidential and is not considered a public record.
Effective July 1, 2013, applying to the 2013-14 academic semester and to each subsequent semester.
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