Students of Haitian Decent May Be Forced Out of College
The deadline to pay tuition for several Santa Fe College students is looming and if they don't pay, their future at the school and in the United States may be cut short.
Many college students of Haitian decent are finding it difficult to pay their out of state tuition. They say because of the earthquake, many aren't able to come up with the nearly 5-thousand dollars a semester to keep them in school. They are hoping state legislators change their tuition to in-state, otherwise they may be forced to give up their visas and return back to their home country.
"If we are able to put them as in-state status, then their fees, tuition and books would come down to approximately 13-hundred dollars a semester," says Maria Cadette.
Santa fe college does provide some financial assistance for those who qualify through an endowment fund.
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