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Short Titles as Introduced

Tuition Fairness for Citizens Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to clarify the prohibition on postsecondary education benefits for certain aliens, to grant a private right of action to persons injured by a violation of such prohibition, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/08/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
04/30/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/08/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/08/2018Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/08/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 03/08/2018
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]* 03/08/2018
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]* 03/08/2018
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]* 03/08/2018
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]* 03/08/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary03/08/2018 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security04/30/2018 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce03/08/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/08/2018)

Tuition Fairness for Citizens Act

This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make aliens who are not lawfully present in the United States ineligible for postsecondary education benefits (e.g., in-state tuition) unless all U.S. citizens and nationals are eligible for the same benefit. Under current law, states are not permitted to give postsecondary education benefits to such aliens on the basis of residency, but are allowed to give such benefits based on other criteria. This bill eliminates the option to give such benefits based on any criteria if they are not available to all U.S. citizens and nationals.

In addition, the bill grants a private right of action to a person who is aggrieved by a violation of this requirement.