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Pima Community College passes in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants

Some Pima Community College students in Tucson who are undocumented immigrants are getting a break on tuition.  

The PCC governing board has approved a proposal that will charge in-state tuition to students who were brought to the United States as young children by their undocumented immigrant parents. 

Pima College spokesman C.J. Karamargin said the students must qualify for the Obama Administration’s program offering deferred action immigration status.  

These students are here. They are part of our community and if people want to come to Pima Community College to take advantage of our educational resources and they have been near life-long residents of the state of Arizona, they should be able to do so," Karamargin said.

Karamargin said the tuition rate change for some students at Pima College will start next fall. The Pima Community College District has six campuses and more than 75,000 students.