After an intense debate involving law, immigration and the United States, a divided Florida Senate voted last Thursday in favor of allowing students who live in the country without authorization to pay similar tuition fees to those of local students.
It is now expected that the project is approved and reaches Gov. Rick Scott, who has publicly supported the bill for several weeks.
The bill would allow students who live in the country without authorization to pay the same college tuition that local residents do, if they attended a school in Florida for at least three years before graduation. Currently, tuition for state residents is a quarter of what it is paid by students from other states and those in the country without authorization.