Bill Summary for S 859 (2021)

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May 27 2022

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Senate Bill 859 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 26, 2022
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN BENEFICIARIES OF THE FEDERAL DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS INITIATIVE TO RECEIVE IN-STATE TUITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THIS STATE.
Intro. by Lowe, Mohammed.

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Amends GS 116-143.1 to allow a person who meets all of the following to be given resident tuition status at a UNC constituent institution or community college: (1) the person received a high school diploma from a secondary school or high school or received a high school equivalency diploma within the state, (2) the person attended state schools at least two consecutive years immediately prior to completing high school, (3) the person is a beneficiary of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative and provides related documentation, and (4) the person satisfies the admission standards for the constituent institution or community college and has secured admission and enrolled as a student at the constituent institution or community college. Makes application information confidential and not a public record. Effective July 1, 2022, and applies beginning with the 2022-23 academic year.