In the News: Panel OKs in-state tuition for undocumented students

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By Kathy Adams
The Virginian-Pilot | © 

Year after year, Del. Alfonso Lopez, D-Arlington, has tried to convince the General Assembly to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition.

He argued it made business sense. He argued the cost was small. He argued it was fair. But every session the proposal failed.

But this evening, hugs, handshakes and congratulations greeted Lopez after the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Arts unanimously approved a bill to afford the privilege to undocumented students who came to Virginia as children.

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