North Carolina's community college system has spent considerable time over the last year on the issue of students who do not have documentation that gives them legal status to live in the United States, barring such students from enrolling amid rhetoric about protecting the use of tax dollars and preserving the rights of North Carolinians. But on Thursday, the state community college board received some unexpected news: It had been making a profit on such students. The Raleigh News & Observer reported that a consultant provided data to the board showing that the out-of-state tuition paid by such students exceeded the cost of providing them with an education -- with a profit of about $1,650 per student.
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