In the News: Va. lawmakers try again to expand in-state tuition

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By Kathy Adams
The Virginian-Pilot | © 


In the last year, five states have passed legislation affording in-state college tuition rates to students who immigrated to the United States illegally with their parents, Del. Alfonso Lopez said during a press conference Tuesday.

Virginia could be next under a renewed push to enact a similar policy change here.

The General Assembly has taken up bills that would expand in-state tuition eligibility to those students the past eight years, said Lopez, an Arlington Democrat. They came closest to passing the policy change into law last session when a version of the Virginia Dream Act for the first time made it out of a House subcommittee before later dying in appropriations.

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