BILL: SENATE BILL NO. 169
SPONSOR: Senator Marshall
DESCRIPTION: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE ESTABLISHING THE DELAWARE DEVELOPMENT, RELIEF, AND EDUCATION FOR ALIEN MINORS OR “DREAM” ACT.
Fiscally effective for the school year beginning September 2012.
Entitled the “DREAM” Act, this legislation would allow undocumented students to pay tuition and fees at the in-state, resident rate at Delaware public higher education institutions.
This Act also provides that undocumented students shall be eligible for SEED and INSPIRE scholarships if the student meets the eligibility requirements for the respective scholarship.
Undocumented students are currently eligible for the SEED program under existing admission policies at Delaware Technical and Community College (“DTCC”).
There are currently 2 undocumented students attending the University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program of a total enrollment of 667 students. These students would otherwise be eligible for SEED but are not classified as Delaware residents.
The cost estimate is based on the following:
an annual tuition rate of $4,220 (inflated by 5% in the out years)
each eligible student will receive the maximum SEED or INSPIRE award as undocumented students cannot receive federally-funded financial aid; and
4 students receiving assistance at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University in F.Y. 2013 and 7 students in F.Y.2 014 and F.Y.2015.
Fiscal Year 2013 4 students x $4,220 $16,880
Fiscal Year 2014 7 students x $4,430 $31,010
Fiscal Year 2015 7 students x $4,650 $32,550
Office of Controller General (Amounts are shown in whole dollars)
March 20, 2012
Kilroy’s says once the Delaware Dream Act is the law of the land it will be a popular destination for more illegals. Just another state sponsored Trojan Horse. Less than $35,000.00 and the colleges and universities can’t absorb the cost and need legislation! Something is fishy here!
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