Thursday, September 21

Tag: tuition equality


Tuition equality bill fails: Trevecca advocates disappointed

By Manon Lane Today was an emotional day for advocates of tuition equality in Tennessee, as the House voted 49-47 against a bill that would have allowed immigrant students without legal status to pay in-state tuition rates at public universities. The bill needed 50 votes to pass. Members of Trevecca’s student body and staff have participated in advocating for the passage of the bill. (more…)
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Tuition equality closer to reality

By Manon Lane Two students from Trevecca joined the Tennessee Immigrants and Refugee Rights Coalition in the upper gallery of the Senate Thursday to witness the fate of tuition equality in Tennessee. The bill passed the Senate with a 21-12 vote. If the bill passes in the House, it will enable qualifying immigrant students without legal status, to pay in-state tuition at Tennessee Board of Regents schools. “Today, it hasn’t hit me that it’s actually happening,” said Jazmin Ramirez, freshman at Trevecca. “Regardless of whether the bill passes, there will be tears; sad tears or happy tears." (more…)

Immigrant students without legal status struggle to pay for college

By Manon Lane Jazmin Ramirez always wanted to go to college, but it wasn't until she was a junior in high school that she realized it might not be possible. “I always knew I was undocumented, but I never actually understood what that meant until my junior year of high school when I started applying, or looking into colleges,” said Ramirez, a freshman social justice major, as she stood in front of her peers and gave a student’s perspective at the G92 Immigration Forum hosted last month by the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice. (more…)