We have all been there before when wondering why College is so expensive? If you haven’t been there, you probably have a friend or know someone who has. It appears like the state of Florida will be helping out its own college students who are citizens of the United State but who have undocumented parents, by reducing their tuition fees coming up in the spring of 2013. Many of these students who happen to be residents of the state of Florida were paying Out Of State Tuition fees, which in some cases were about three times more, then students with documented parents. Many of these students who hail from the state of Florida were paying these high tuition fee because their parents were unable to show documentation, thus making them undocumented people living in the United States.
On Tuesday November 6th this all changed when the Florida Board of Education, which oversees community colleges, voted unanimously not to appeal a Miami federal judge’s ruling that found the state’s policy of charging higher tuition for those students discriminatory. Furthermore The Florida Board of Governors, which has authority over state colleges and universities, will likely adopt a similar position when it votes later this week according to most insiders. This is a monumental change for all the students who will now not have to pay such steep tuition fees from the junior college ranks all the way through the state colleges and universities.