TRENTON - A New Jersey Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would allow those who are in the country illegally to qualify for in-state tuition at colleges and universities.
The measure remains stalled in the Assembly and it may not go before a Senate budget panel until late August. The bill was intended to take effect for the fall semester.
To be eligible, a student must have attended a New Jersey public high school for at least three years and have a diploma or the equivalent. They also must submit an affidavit stating they have filed or will file an application to legalize their immigration status as soon as they are eligible.