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The New Jersey State Senate is once again beginning consideration of an in-state tuition bill that will allow students in the country illegally to attend the state's public colleges and universities at the discounted resident tuition rate.

The bill is supported by current New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, but not by governor-elect Chris Christie. Advocates for the bill hope to move it through the state legislature before Christie is sworn in.

Under the bill, illegal aliens would qualify for the lower tuition rates if they attended and graduated from a New Jersey high school or hold the equivalent of a high school diploma. Applicants must have attended the high school for three years. Students must also sign an affidavit with the university stating that they have applied for legal status.

View a map of states that currently offer in-state tuition to illegal aliens.

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Updated: Mon, Jan 4th 2010 @ 4:56pm EST