The Arkansas Senate on Monday rejected letting the children of illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities after opponents questioned the offer's legality and possibility it would attract more immigrants.

Sponsor Sen. Joyce Elliott said the bill was a way to offer higher education opportunities to students who are already in Arkansas but cannot afford the out-of-state rates they must currently pay.

By Andrew DeMillo -- Associated Press

In-State Tuition

Updated: Mon, Apr 6th 2009 @ 3:02pm EDT