North Carolina Community Colleges

Kudos to North Carolina Community Colleges

North Carolina’s community colleges must admit [undocumented] immigrants as long as they are 18 years old and high school graduates, a legal decision that reverses a 2004 rule that gave campuses the option to say no.

The change is good news for the children of foreign workers brought to America while they were minors and want to contribute to North Carolina society, said Melinda Wiggins, director of the Durham-based Student Action with Farmworkers.

via Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Note: Undocumented students are not eligible for financial aid and have to pay out-of-state tuition rates. “The community college system said that full-time students paying out-of-state tuition actually pay about $2,100 per year more than what it costs to teach them.”