Illegal immigrants could soon get in-state tuition rates at all 17 University of North Carolina campuses.
The University of North Carolina system announced Thursday that it will study the costs and benefits.
System President Erskine Bowles stands behind the recommendation for the study.
Under current policy, illegal immigrants who meet admission requirements can attend UNC System institutions if they pay out-of-state tuition rates, which can be as much as 10 times higher than in-state rates.
The study comes on the heels of a Nov. 7 memo directing all state community college campuses to admit illegal immigrants.
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