California Ruling: Illegal Immigrants Can Receive In-State Tuition

The California Supreme Court on Monday ruled that illegal immigrants who take up residency in the state can receive “in-state” tuition when attending school in the area. The same type of law is already available in 11 other states.

The challenge to that law was brought forth by a conservative immigration-law group who argued that the policey was violating federal immigration law by provided “preferential treatment” to illegal immigrants.


The court found that the tuition benefit was based off graduation from high school and not their legal place of residency. According to the ruling, any qualified graduate who attending California high schools for at least three years can qualify for the reduced tuition structure.