DACA Students Fear High Tuition Will Force Them Out

Gilbert Olmos should be excited that he’s wrapping up his freshman year at South Mountain Community College and getting one step closer to his dream of becoming a registered nurse.

But instead he’s terrified his college education — and his dream — will come to an abrupt end.

Earlier this month, Arizona’s Supreme Court ruled that students who have gained legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can no longer receive breaks on tuition from the state’s colleges and universities. This means costs could almost triple for thousands of DACA status students in Arizona.

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