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Florida Judge Ends Unjust Tuition Rates for in-State Students

Posted: September 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Employer & Student Visas | Tags: , | No Comments »

A judge in Miami ruled on Tuesday, September 4th, that students in public universities who are US citizens cannot be charged out-of-state tuition rates simply for having undocumented parents.  While in-state tuition at the University of Florida costs $205 per credit hour, out-of-state tuition costs $947 per credit hour and this is what some in-state students were being charged.  Moreover, having been born in the United States, they were citizens.

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English: These are the member institions that comprise the State University System of Florida. 10 Universities, and 1 Liberal Arts College. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show member institions The image was modified from the public domain source by User:NorwalkJames Category:Maps of Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Written by Chris Jaensch

Chris Jaensch

Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society and Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.

Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee International Trade Club and served as Regional Vice Chair, Tampa Bay, for the Central Florida Chapter of AILA. He was a member of City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee and has been active in several local organizations, including the influential Laurel Park Neighborhood Association in downtown Sarasota.

Mr. Jaensch has over 18 years of experience in the field of immigration and nationality law and focuses his practice on four primary categories (a) investors and entrepreneurs, (b) business executives, managers and professionals, (c) amateur and professional athletes and coaches and (d) performing artists and immigrants with extraordinary ability.



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