Georgia Counts Undocumented Students

August 12, 2010

A Kennesaw State University student's minor traffic violation led to the discovery that she lacked the legal documentation to be in the United States -- and her case set off a political furor in Georgia over students like her, leading to demands that Georgia's colleges count them (and be sure they weren't receiving in-state tuition rates). Data released by the University System of Georgia Wednesday suggests that such students are relatively few in number. Of nearly 50,000 new students expected statewide this fall, 242 are undocumented students, and all will be charged out-of-state tuition, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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