(AP) - A newly adopted policy at Wayne State University in Detroit will allow students in the country illegally to pay tuition at the same rate charged to in-state students.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the university board approved the rule last week. The University of Michigan made the same change in July.
In-state tuition for an average Wayne State student is $11,967. Out-of-state tuition costs about $13,000 more.
Eligible students must have graduated from a Michigan high school.
Provost Margaret Winters says the change is part of the university's mission to provide access and opportunity.
Western Michigan University offers in-state tuition rates with proof that the person lives in Michigan. Saginaw Valley State University allows its president to approve waivers and permit migrant workers' children to pay in-state tuition.
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Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Do you agree with Wayne State's new policy, which allows students in the country illegally to pay tuition at the same rate charged to in-state students? Yes or no? Why or why not?