Photo: Latino Policy Forum: Rogers Williams University
The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is presented a report entitled “The Effects of In-State Tuition for Non-Citizens: A Systematic Review of the Evidence”.
This report resulted from a rigorous systematic review on original research examining the effects of in-state tuition legislation on implementing states.
The Institute’s goal was to provide state legislatures “timely and much needed evidence” as they debate whether to eliminate in-state tuition benefits to undocumented ‘DREAMers’ students.
You can find the complete study by visiting the HS-News Library under Academic Research, but some of the highlights are:
* In-state tuition results in a 31% increase in non-citizen enrollment in institutes of higher education.
* In-state tuition is correlated with a 14% decrease in high school dropouts among non-citizen Latinos.
• The beneﬁts associated with in-state tuition do not appear to come at a ﬁnancial cost to the U.S. taxpayer.