Starting in January next year, California allows low-income Mexicans living in the border area, prepared by institutions of higher education in California with fair tuition of those paid by Americans living in the state.
According to the American student who was born on the border of Imperial Valley in California but grew up in the neighboring Mexicali Valley in Baja California, Carlos Fitch, The difference can be “from about 7 thousand dollars per year to tens of thousands of dollars” depending on the career.
He also reported that The new law, which will take effect on January 1, “will help many students”others like him, an American with an evicted father, “but also young people from low-income American families who moved to Baja California because of the cost of housing in California, or who, when becoming independent , prefer to save on rent. in Mexico,” and so on.
The new law allows some university centers in the border region of California with Mexico to give students living in Baja California the same cost of study as legal residents and US citizensit should be mentioned that this is a pilot program, limited to a maximum of 100 students cross-border live within the first 45 miles (72 kilometers) on the border of Baja California.
According to data from the California Community Colleges (CCC) system, students living in Mexico and studying the border area of California has a reduced tuition from the environment 6,603 dollars to 1,246 dollars per year on averageHowever, at the undergraduate level the disparity in enrollment between California residents and “out-of-state” students is greater.
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