Florida Passes In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

By Aura Bogado May 02, 2014

Florida governor Rick Scott is expected to sign #HB851 today. The legislation, now passed by both state houses, will allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition there. The bill cleared its biggest hurdle Thursday, when the Republican-controlled Senate voted to approve it–senators had killed previous efforts to do so.

Once the bill is signed, Florida will become the 21st state to create tuition equity for undocumented students. The effort was led was students themselves, who’ve been fighting to pay in-state tuition for years. It represents a massive victory, where Republicans control the governorship, the Senate and the House. 

(h/t Palm Beach Post)