Arizona Republic
August 2, 2007

(Phoenix, AZ)

Author: Yvonne Wingett, The Arizona Republic Estimated printed pages: 1

When Arizona voters passed Proposition 300. Silvia, an ASU junior, lost a $5,000-a-year academic scholarship to Arizona State University, where she studies political science.

To stay at the school, she has to pay the more costly out-of-state tuition, about $18,000 a year, said Silvia, who did not give her last name. She applied for some private scholarships that don't require proof of legal status to cover the costs and will receive about $16,000.

"It (Proposition 300) is dealing with the symptoms of the problem," said Silvia, whose parents brought her to this country as a baby. "The issues are a lot deeper than a law that denies students in-state tuition and denying them an education. I want people to understand we are not here to take anything away from anybody. We're here to improve the state of Arizona."

Edition: Final Chaser
Section: Front
Page: A11

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