OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Senate has approved a measure
to simplify the criteria for students to be eligible for in-state
tuition at Oklahoma colleges and universities.
Under Senate Bill 1624, a U.S. citizen who is an Oklahoma
resident when he or she graduates from a state high school will
always be eligible for in-state tuition.
Senator John Sparks, who is author of the bill, said he was
motivated to file the measure after hearing of Oklahoma high school
graduates who were ineligible for in-state tuition because they
moved out of state briefly. Sparks says the bill could draw some of
the state's best and brightest back to Oklahoma.
Tuition is more expensive for non-resident students than
students who are residents of the state.