05/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Number Of Illegal Immigrants Getting In-State Tuition In Texas Rises

The number of illegal immigrant college students paying in-state tuition and receiving financial aid at Texas' public colleges and universities continues to climb, according to state higher education records.

During the fall semester, 12,138 students -- about 1 percent of all Texas college students -- benefited from the state law granting in-state tuition, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Most of the immigrants among those students are illegal, and some others are not legal permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

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