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Some high school teachers worry about grooming students for admission to elite universities. Judah Lakin worries about getting his students’ immigration papers so that they can afford college.

Illegal immigrants do not qualify for federal financial aid, and those living in Rhode Island, as in 39 other states, do not qualify for in-state tuition at public universities. Since out-of-state tuition is about three times as high as in-state, many young immigrants forgo higher education.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/education/09teacher.html?_r=1&ref=us

By Ariana Green - New York Times

In-State Tuition
Illegal Immigration