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March 18, 2013

College tuition benefits are cut for soldiers and expanded for illegal immigrants

by Grace

One news source labeled this scenario as ‘upside down’.

Army suspends college tuition assistance.

The Army announced Friday it is suspending its tuition assistance program for soldiers newly enrolling in classes due to sequestration and other budgetary pressures….

The Army’s announcement follows a similar move by the Marine Corps.

Colorado will lower college tuition for illegal immigrants.

The bill allows students who graduate from Colorado high schools to attend college at the in-state rate regardless of their immigration status.

 20,000 illegal aliens apply for college financial aid under California’s new Dream Act.

More than 20,000 college-bound students are seeking state financial aid for the first time under California’s new Dream Act laws that allow them to get the help despite their immigration status.

While far from a complete picture, that number is the best indicator yet of how many students hope to benefit from a pair of laws that could radically change the college experience for a generation of students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally when they were young — the same group that has taken center stage in the national immigration reform debate.

Related:  More states are allowing in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants (Cost  of College)

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