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Arizona colleges to increase DACA students' tuition

Arizona colleges to increase DACA students' tuition
Posted at 7:57 AM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 10:57:59-04

Arizona's three state universities and its largest community college district will immediately raise tuition for young immigrants granted deferred deportation status because of a new state Supreme Court ruling.

The Arizona Supreme Court says those granted the ability to work and stay in the U.S. under a program started by former President Barack Obama known as DACA don't qualify for state benefits like in-state tuition. The ruling was issued Monday.

The Maricopa County Community Colleges District says about 2,000 current students will see their tuition triple in the fall. State university students will see tuition boosted by about one-third. The colleges had been offering in-state tuition under a 2015 court ruling.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich brought the lawsuit and called the decision a victory for the rule of law.