By Armando Bellmas, Director of Communications
As a result of an administrative appeal and lawsuit filed by the NC Justice Center, both the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System have changed their prior policies that prevented otherwise eligible Temporary Protected Status (TPS) students from obtaining in-state tuition status. This will result in a much lower tuition cost, making it easier for low income immigrant families with TPS to send their children to UNC or a North Carolina community college, should they be admitted. This policy change is effective immediately.
Should a TPS student who has been admitted to UNC or a community college be otherwise eligible for in-state tuition, she or he should now be charged tuition at the lower in-state rate. A clarifying memo to UNC and NCCCS campuses will be issued in the next month or two. Anyone wanting more information about this favorable policy change should contact Jack Holtzman at the NC Justice Center.