The University of North Florida supports a new measure which will allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition.
The vice president and chief of staff at the University of North Florida,Tom Serwatka, says they gladly welcome students who have had issues with citizenship or obtaining visas in the U.S.
"We'll be delighted to have them on our campus" said Tom Serwatka.
He tells WOKV there's a divide in terms of those students becoming citizens across the country and right here in Florida.
He tells WOKV there's a difference in terms of those students becoming citizens of the country and residents in Florida. There is also a divide on our campus and across the country on the issues about becoming UNF citizens. But he feels it’s a good thing having these students at UNF because they are working to become more productive members of society.
"As long as they are in this country and are contributing to the economy, we want them to be educated."
The governor signed a college-tuition measure this week which allows undocument student immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates.