Figures Indicate Few Undocumented Students in GA
The State Board of Regents released figures on Wednesday indicating that 4.8% of students in Georgia’s public colleges are undocumented. Undocumented in this case means they did not provide the necessary documentation to determine their tuition rate. While some undocumented students may be illegal immigrants, the group also includes U.S. citizens who did not provide documentation. As a result they are being charged out-of-state tuition which is three times as expensive.
Georgia is among three states, along with Arizona and Colorado, to pass measures banning colleges from giving in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants.