Tuition Equity Day at the Capitol
UPDATE: April 2, 2013 - Governor Kitzhaber signed HB 2787 into law.
Oregon's Tuition Equity bill, HB 2787, received its first public hearing on February 13 in Salem.
Introduced with strong bi-partisan support from members in both the House and the Senate, HB 2787 would enable Oregonians who are unable to prove lawful presence in the country to still apply for in-state tuition at Oregon colleges and universities. Affordable college education for all students who graduate from high schools in Oregon, regardless of citizenship status, furthers principles of fundamental fairness. Undocumented students who benefit from the bill are, by and large, talented high achievers who arrived in Oregon as children because of their parents’ choices. They grew up in Oregon and persevered against the odds to graduate from high school and secure admission to an Oregon college or university.