Undocumented students in Tennessee are one step closer to getting in-state tuition at public colleges.
Right now, undocumented students pay out-of-state rates, even if they’re Tennessee residents. That meant 20-year-old Diana Montero couldn't afford a public university, although she had a 3.8 GPA in high school. Her family came to the U.S. illegally when she was three years old.
“I kind of felt left behind," Montero said. "What about me? I’ve been here for so long. I’ve tried my hardest. What am I doing wrong that I can’t afford this?"