If a resident of Oklahoma wants to attend Texas A and M, they can expect a tuition bill of approximately $20,000. Yet, an individual without proof of American citizenship can attend for about $4,000 provided they graduated from a Texas high school and meet certain additional requirements.
A non-binding bill to end the program has now been passed by the student senate - here
. The Texas A and M measure wouldn't change Texas law. The measure may end up provoking debate in the state capital.
A bill to clarify what demographics receive in-state tuition and oppose measures to give in-state tuition to persons residing in the United States illegally.
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COLLEGE STATION - A vote at Texas A and M University has pitted students against each other.
Thursday night, student senators approved a bill officially opposing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
Prior to the vote, students in opposition took to the campus with protest signs.
About 300 undocumented students currently attend the university. According to state law, students who graduate from a Texas high school and meet certain requirements can get in-state tuition at public universities.