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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:18am

Regents' Committee On Student Residency Meets

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.

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