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District Court Dismisses Challenge to Kansas In-State Tuition Law (IRU, 10/5/05)

A federal district court has dismissed a challenge to a Kansas state law that deems individuals who attended accredited high schools in Kansas for three years and either graduated from such a high school or earned a general educational development (GED) certificate issued in Kansas to be residents of Kansas for purposes of paying tuition and fees at state public institutions of higher education, regardless of their immigration status. Currently nine states, including Kansas, have laws that permit undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates if they attended and graduated from high schools in the state. The lawsuit that has now been dismissed in its entirety was the first and only court challenge to such a law to date. (Complete article at the above link.)