Finding the most efficient and cost-effective ways to check citizenship of all Georgia college students is the focus of a special committee put together by the Board of Regents. That committee held its first meeting Monday.
Currently, illegal immigrants can attend state schools, but they must pay the higher out-of-state tuition rates. There was controversy this spring when an undocumented Kennesaw State University student was discovered to be paying lower in-state rates.
Regents’ spokesman John Millsaps says as for when new student residency verification polices could be installed:
“We’ve already got campuses looking at this fall and we’re asking them to go back and check on the verification status. So certainly by the winter semester you might have a new process in place.”
Today’s committee meeting was informational—another will be held within 30 days.
The Board of Regents wants recommendations by October—but ideally earlier.