Students to Ask Barchi for Support of Tuition Equity for New Jersey DREAMers

New Brunswick, NJ - Rutgers University Tuition Equity Coalition will attend a town hall on Thursday, February 21st with University president Robert Barchi hosted by the Rutgers University Student Assembly. At the town hall, students from the coalition will ask president Barchi if he will sign a letter explicitly stating that he supports legislation that would grant in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants.

The legislation, A1659/S2355, would allow students who attended a New Jersey high school for at least three years and graduated or received an equivalent degree to qualify for resident tuition rates at New Jersey?s public institutions of higher education, regardless of immigration status. Also supported by the group is A3509, which would allow students in the federal Deferred Action program to be eligible for both resident tuition rates at New Jersey colleges and universities as well as state financial aid.

The students from the Coalition will be representing other student organizations in addition to the Coalition, including United Students Against Sweatshops, Rutgers Student Union, Latino Student Council, and many more. Barchi will also be addressing other student questions and concerns about the state of the University and his stance on other issues.

This will take place in the Raritan Lounge at the Student Activities Center:

Student Activities Center
613 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901