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Tuition Equity

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The Quick & Dirty

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All students who have grown up in Oregon and graduated from an Oregon high school pay in-state tuition, regardless of their documentation status.

The Problem

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Great kids lose an education. Many students have been attending school in Oregon for years but are priced out of college after graduation because they don’t qualify for in-state tuition.

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Students are punished for choices they didn’t make. The students Tuition Equity applies to were brought to America as children and had no control over their documentation.

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It makes Oregon uncompetitive. The rest of the west coast (and 9 other states) have Tuition Equity and are able to keep educated, top talent in their states, while Oregon can’t.

The Solution:

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Allow students who have gone to an Oregon high school and graduated, been admitted to an Oregon university and are actively working toward U.S. citizenship to pay in-state tuition.

Where to Find Out More

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http://www.nilc.org/basic-facts-instate.html

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http://www.blueoregon.com/2011/05/why-tuition-equity-matters/

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http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/06/saying_yes_to_brains_talent.html

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I derive my rights from my humanity, not my citizenship. The days of xenophobia and racism are numbered.

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