Bill would tighten in-state tuition law

Bill would tighten in-state tuition law



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A state lawmaker wants to make more strict a Utah law that allows undocumented high school graduates to qualify for resident tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, isn't trying to repeal the 2002 in-state tuition law, but he wants to require students to sign an affidavit each semester saying they haven't worked in the U.S. during the calendar year.

The bill is modeled on an amendment introduced shortly before the end of last year's session.

Greenwood says he wants to make sure those students getting in-state tuition aren't breaking the law by working illegally in the U.S. by using fraudulent documents.

Community activist Michael Clara, though, says the bill creates roadblocks for students who are trying to get an education.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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