Undocumented students who are Arizona high school graduates are now eligible for a lower tuition rate than they’re currently paying at state universities, effective immediately.

The Arizona Board of Regents voted 8-0, with state Superintendent Kathy Hoffman abstaining, Thursday to extend a tuition rate that’s 150% of in-state tuition to undocumented students. The rate was first created for students who had legal status in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Before the change, undocumented students had to pay about $30,000, the out-of-state tuition rate, at Arizona’s three state universities. Continue reading